Eiko Presents: Remembering Fukushima — Art and Conversations at the Cathedral
February 17, 2017
In 2016, as part of our Platform 2016: A Body in Places, dedicated to the work of Eiko Otake, we presented a 24-hour event to mark the fifth anniversary of the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan.
Over 24-hours on March 11, 2016, a photo collaboration between Eiko and photographer/historian William Johnston was on view in the St. Mark’s Church sanctuary. Danspace and Eiko invited 24 artists to each contribute one song, poem, prayer, chant, movement, or gesture every hour, on the hour. Artists included Ishmael Houston-Jones, Meredith Monk, Carol Lipnik, Margaret Leng Tan, Kundiman Writers & Poets, DonChristian, and many others.
This March 11, Eiko commemorates the sixth anniversary of the Fukushima disaster at Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, where she is currently artist-in-residence. This four-hour program will bring together scholars, specialists, and artists of many disciplines to create an occasion that aspires to be both informative and affecting. Everyone is welcome to join, reflect and learn. The event will also coincide with the closing of The Christa Project, which features 21 contemporary artists and includes Eiko and Johnston’s photos from their most recent trip to Fukushima.
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Remembering Fukushima: Art and Conversations at the Cathedral is conceived and directed by Eiko Otake; Dramaturge: Mark McCloughan; Media Coordinator: Alexis Moh.