A Body in a Museum - The Met Breuer
Photo by William Johnston

A Body in a Museum - The Met Breuer

A Body in a Museum is a durational work by Eiko commissioned by The Met for its iconic spaces. Using her body, a projector, and her archive of images of the irradiated landscapes of Fukushima, Japan, over the course of 3 consecutive Sundays she interrogated the physical and conceptual architecture of each of the 3 structures that make up the Metropolitan Museum. By staining the walls of each building with projections as well as her physical presence, Eiko will insisted on the porousness of the institution, collapsing space and time to expand the boundaries of the place.

On Sunday, November 12, 2017, Eiko performed an iteration of A Body in a Museum at The Met Breuer, all throughout museum hours.

These events were co-presented by the Metropolitan Museum and Performa's seventh edition of their biennial, Performa 17 titled "CIRCULATIONS" that focused on the themes of architecture.