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Eiko Otake: A Body with Fukushima
Tuesday, November 7, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Eiko spent four years of her childhood in a prefecture next to Fukushima. After the region was hit with multiple disasters including an earthquake, a tsunami, and the explosions of the Daiichi nuclear plant, Eiko visited the irradiated Fukushima five times with a historian and photographer William Johnston. Experiencing a deep sense of regret for human-made environmental disaster, Eiko danced alone hoping to use her body as a conduit to people who are far away and to future generations. Eiko has presented aspects of this project in exhibitions, a photo book, and a feature-length film. Here, she will perform live within an installation of moving image projections. A Body with Fukushima presents a powerful embodiment of grief, upset, and remorse while bringing together the present, past and the landscape of post-earthquake Fukushima through and with Eiko’s body. There will be an artist talk and Q&A following the performance.
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