Mostly known as a multimedia artist, Anderson is a composer, poet, visual artist, performer, philosopher, filmmaker, vocalist, instrumentalist, electronics artist and a pioneer in the use of technology. With language and storytelling at the heart of her practice, her playing field is this space in between: life and death, fact and fiction, public and private, innovation and convention. At times tender, at times commanding (but always reassuring), her voice constantly asks up to pay attention, to be present—and by extension, to let go of what was, and what is to come.
Aloft (2017) is the first VR work created in collaboration with Taiwanese multimedia artist Hsin-Chien Huang. A Canadian premiere, it was presented as part of a triptych at the PHI Centre, alongside Chalkroom and To the Moon. Aloft is a meditation on fleeting time, through fleeting words. Aboard a flight, from a red seat, you watch your plane disintegrate, 40,000 ft above New York City. Detached letters float towards you, like stardust, and you float in a tunnel of light. Anderson is your captain and she guides you through your journey in the soft and poised manner, pertaining to someone who deeply knows (and is not afraid of) loss and death.