Self Portrait of artist Laurie Anderson from exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum. Lettering reads "Laurie Anderson 'The Weather': The Lois Level visits the Hirshorn Museum Washington D.C."

On wandering into Laurie Anderson at the Hirshhorn Museum

But what my dumb little teenager-in-the-80’s self didn’t know is that Laurie Anderson was making videos like this while I was watching MTV.