Remembering Fukushima: Art and Conversations
SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2017
1 PM – 5 PM, CATHEDRAL
In honor of the final day of The Christa Project: Manifesting Divine Bodies, Dignity Initiative Artist in Residence Eiko Otake presents an afternoon of programming that brings together scholars, specialists, and artists of many disciplines to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster in Japan. Speakers, musicians, and artists will work together to create an experience for participants to know and remember the legacy of Fukushima, and explore the relationship of body, place, and history.
Eiko Otake has been teaching college courses on the atomic bombings and nuclear power for the last 10 years. Her solo project, A Body in Places, started in 2014 with her visit to irradiated Fukushima with photographer and historian William Johnston. Their collaborative photo exhibition, A Body in Fukushima, has since been shown in many cities both in the U.S. and abroad.
Participating artists and speakers:
Remembering Fukushima is presented in association with Asia Society and Danspace Project. Eiko’s residency at the Cathedral and her participation in The Christa Project was made possible in part by support from the Japan Foundation’s Performing Arts Japan program, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Harkness Foundation for Dance.