Titles with or about Mary Lucier


1985, 10 min, color, sound

Amphibian was a collaborative video/dance performance by Lucier and choreographer Elizabeth Streb. In this unique fusion of dance and video, Streb performed on a raked platform between two large screens showing different sets of video images. Streb portrays a mythological creature in the process of evolution, moving from water to earth to sky — an amphibious entity in a struggle to defy gravity. Lucier's intuitive landscapes integrate with Streb's athletic choreography to create an abstract yet visceral performance space.

Note: In this composite version, the two synchronized channels of video are displayed side-by-side on a split screen.

Video: Mary Lucier. Choreography: Elizabeth Streb. Produced in association with the Harvard Summer Dance Center.