Dance Studies Colloquium: Eiko Otake
In this presentation Eiko Otake will share her trajectory and reflections with projecting videos as she prepares to screen her feature-length film at the 2024 Yokohama Triennale. A Body in Fukushima is the title of the extensive and expanding collaborative project between Eiko and photographer/historian William Johnston. In 2014, Eiko and Johnston made two extended visits to the irradiated areas surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors, and returned again in 2016, 2017 and 2019, with Johnston capturing photographs of Eiko’s movements and gestures as well as the evolving landscape over their five visits. From this material, they have produced exhibitions, screenings, lectures, live performances, a photography book and a feature length film.
This event is open to the public and part of AIR.
Arts Interdisciplinary Research (AIR) is a holistic research center and forum for creative and scholarly research across the arts that includes cutting-edge colloquia, exploratory seminars, lecture demonstrations, launches of research publications and creative works, reading groups, faculty talks, and stand-alone conferences initiated by the faculty of the Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts.