Residue at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
photo by Anna Lee Campbell

Residue at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

Eiko & Koma have a significant presence at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center throughout the 2011-2012 season. In addition to performing three programs between September 2011 and May 2012, the innovative duo has mounted an exhibit, “Residue,” that includes costumes, sets, materials and videos of their performances spanning their 40-year career.

“Residue” will be on display in the exhibition gallery of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, now through May 25, 2012. The Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library is located in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and the exhibit is free and open to the public.

Visitors to “Residue” at the Clarice Smith Center will be able to do more than look at Eiko & Koma’s striking costumes, which range from the diaphanous to the densely layered. A sign in the exhibit space encourages people to “Please touch but do not tug” so they may feel the texture and weight of the fabrics. And in February, a video installation “tea house” will be opened in the center’s lobby to coincide the premiere of “Fragile” (see below). “Tea house” is made from canvas, feathers, sweet rice, sea salt, water and features a specially created video. It is designed as an intimate meditative space for one person or up to several people at a time.

Read press release of the exhibit