Mary Lucier Video Installation Available to Travel

Mary Lucier Video Installation Available to Travel

North Dakota Museum of Art

June 9, 2005

Mary Lucier Video Installation Available to Travel
Video by Mary Lucier, Electronic music and sound by Earl Howard, and a remix of the country western song, I Can Still Make Cheyenne, by George Strait

The Plains of Sweet Regret

… the work explodes into dance, the dance of the bucking horse, the bull, the clown, the rodeo rider. This is the resplendent West, but Lucier undermines its glory with loss. Brilliantly, the artist sets her choreography to George Straits country western song, I Can Still Make Cheyenne. The music and the images cascade back over themselves, folding, repositioning, repeating, alive …
Laurel Reuter

Five channels of synchronized DVD video, with stereo sound,
four large video projection screens, two 43 inch plasma monitors, and four loudspeakers
Total cycle, 18:00 minutes, continuous repeat
Commissioned by the North Dakota Museum of Art
Exhibition Tour
All equipment available from NDMOA
Details and images:
Exhibition Catalog
48 pages, full color. Published by the North Dakota Museum of Art
Introduction by Laurel Reuter, Exhibition Curator
Essay by Karen Wilkin
Plainsong: The Video of Mary Lucier
An article by Paula Rabinowitz
Published in Border Crossings, May 2005, Issue #94

Mary Lucier is known for making complex and provocative multi-media video installations. Her works are among the first video pieces to be collected by major museums including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. A forthcoming book on her work, Lost Objects of Desire: Video Installation, Mary Lucier, and The Romance of History, by Melinda Barlow, is soon to be published by the University of Minnesota Press.

Brian Lofthus,

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