For Her

Terre Parker


For Her is an environmental dance video created by Terre Parker in collaboration with Barbara Cortez-Greig, Liz O’Brien, and Elizabeth Pangburn. This work is a self-portrait of the lead artist at the threshold of life transition brought to fruition during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. For Her celebrates the body’s kinship with the living land and explores archetype as a mode of becoming and belonging. This work takes place in the homelands of the Nonotuck people at three locations within the Pioneer Valley in the Connecticut River Watershed in Massachusetts. The artists thank the indigenous peoples of this place and dedicate the dance in the following way, "This dance is for her. We unmake ourselves and remember ourselves in her image. In her three faces we see ourselves." For Her premiered in October 2020 presented by the Augusta Savage Gallery at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Creative Women Leading Climate Action.