Weekly installations in the St Mark's Church sanctuary as part of Danspace Project Platform were on view from 5:30pm through 9:30pm on four Tuesdays, The installations, which consisted of specially edited video footage from Eiko's performance of A BODY IN PLACES in many locations and costumes and props she used in her performances, expanded and changed over the course of a month.
At 7 pm artists who were invited to respond to Eiko's work and installation performed.
Judy Hussie-Taylor invited Paul Chan and Claudia La Rocco to respond to three of Eiko’s artistic concerns: 1) the relationship of a body to a place; 2) artist as wanderer; 3) how we bear witness to change.
La Rocco's text unfolded over four hours, and Chan's sculptures, installed specifically for the St. Mark's sanctuary and shown for the first time in New York, were exhibited for one night only.
Claudia's poem: One Night Stand
The Poetry Project has organized a reading inspired by Eiko's citing Allen Ginsberg as a major influence on this Platform. Readers include: Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Robert Kocik, Tonya Foster, and Stacy Szymaszek.
Improvisation in New York, By Stacy Szymaszek
2 poems by C.D. Wright
Lydia Bell and guest curator Shin Otake have invited rapper, R&B singer, and painter DonChristian Jones to respond in words and music to Eiko's work on March 8. Jones' performance will be followed by a conversation with Jones and Eiko about the role of performance in addressing violence, anger, and identity.
Eiko curated the last "Artists Response" and invited pianist Margaret Leng Tan, poet Forrest Gander, and dancer/actress Valda Setterfield ito perform
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