Heart Of A Dog

In this personal essay film multidisciplinary artist Laurie Anderson reflects on the deaths of her husband Lou Reed, her mother and her dog.

Time & Tickets

At the centre of HEART OF A DOG is a visual and poetic meditation on the bardo, the forty-nine-day period after death in which identity is shredded and the consciousness prepares to enter another life form. The visual language spans animation, 8mm films from the artist’s childhood, layered imagery and high-speed text animation. The director’s signature music runs throughout the film in works for solo violin, quartets, songs, and ambient electronics. Theories on sleep, imagination and disorientation are framed as questions about time and identity. Is it a pilgrimage? Which way do we go?

Laurie Anderson, France, 2015, 75 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles.