Calendar: Performance: Eiko Otake: A Body in Places

Event Description

Presented in collaboration with Tigertail Productions, A Body in Places is a solo work by the artist Eiko Otake in response to recent tragedies at the Fukushima Nuclear Reactor in Japan. The performance is approximately 50 minutes, begins in the museum lobby at 6:45pm, and will slowly move to the PAMM terrace platform. In this piece Otake responds to the site of the museum and will improvise interactions with visitors.

Eiko in A Body in Places at the Philadelphia train station Photo: William Johnston
Eiko in A Body in Places at the Philadelphia train station Photo: William Johnston

About Eiko Otake
Born and raised in Japan, Eiko Otake is a New York-based movement artist, performer, and choreographer who for over 40 years, has worked as Eiko & Koma. Always performing original choreography, Eiko collaborated with Koma in designing and handcrafting all aspects of their works including sets, costumes, media, and sound. In 2014, Eiko started the solo project: A Body in Places. This project started with A Body in a Station, which she performed at the Philadelphia Amtrak Station (October 2014) and New York City's Fulton Street Subway Station (June 2015). The project also includes the photo and video exhibition, A Body in Fukushima, in which she placed her body in desolate, irradiated landscapes