Titles with or about Mary Lucier

Selected Works 1975-2000: Program 1


2001, 56:30 min, b&w, sound
1975, 26 min, b&w, sound
1979, 18:30 min, b&w, sound
1978, 10 min, b&w, sound

EAI is pleased to present Mary Lucier's Selected Works 1975-2000, three newly restored and compiled programs that bring together eleven of the artists' major video works. Organized chronologically, these programs trace the essential themes that distinguish Lucier's work over three decades, from her earliest experiments with video technology to her lyrical visual narratives and explorations of light and landscape. These programs provide an invaluable overview to the development of Lucier's artistic practice.

Program 1, The 1970s: Phenomena features Lucier's earliest black and white experiments with video technology and natural phenomena, which introduced themes that weave throughout her work. Attention, Focus, and Motion considers landscape, motion and vision. In the layered performances of Two Screen Matrix: Air Writing/Fire Writing, Lucier "writes" with her camera and then with lasers to create calligraphic text. In the evocative Bird's Eye, Lucier experiments with light and the material properties of video, aiming a burned vidicon tube directly at a laser.