Eiko Otake: A Body in Places

Monday, September 23 more dates through October 24, 2019

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) 511 N.W. Broadway, Portland, OR 97209

A Body in Places is the omnibus title of Eiko’s first solo project, which started with her revisiting post-nuclear disaster Fukushima and her twelve hour performance at Philadelphia Station in 2014. Its scale and modes of presentation vary radically and incorporate both performative and non-performative elements. 

The exhibition also features a screening of A Body in Fukushima comprised of photos by William Johnston and edited by Eiko. The artist’s investigation of the various sites of disaster and abundance of nature feel urgent as we contemplate what it means to live in the contemporary changing world, and the fragility and power contained in all of our lives.

By Oregon Arts Watch:

"New York-based Japanese artist Eiko Otake, best known as one half of the experimental performance duo Eiko and Koma, brings her ongoing solo project to PNCA’s Center for Contemporary Art & Culture as part of the Time-Based Art Festival. “A Body In Places” is a meditation on the ongoing natural and human recovery from the Fukushima nuclear disaster, and will include videos of site-specific dance performances with “collaborators” ranging from a swarm of moths to the entire city of Hong Kong.  The show’s opening reception will feature a performance by Eiko."

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