Eiko and
photo by William Johnston

Eiko and "A Body in Fukushima" in Toronto

Eiko performed her solo A Body in a Library at the Toronto Reference Library, the largest library within Toronto's public libraries, on March 15 and on March 16. She also presented her 48-minute film re-edited for this occasion from her longer A Body in Fukushima.

These two presentations were parts of the larger A BODY IN FUKUSHIMA: REFLECTIONS ON THE NUCLEAR IN EVERYDAY LIFE (March 4 - April 14, 2019), multi-sited, multimedia, and multidisciplinary series of exhibitions and events featuring the work of Eiko Otake and William Johnston. The project was conceived by Prof. Takashi Fujitan, who is the Dr. David Chu Director and Professor in Asia Pacific Studies. The project also included multi-location photo exhibition of William Johnston's photograph collaboration with Eiko and a symposium.

Symposium panelists and their presentations:

Marilyn Ivy, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University
Photography and 3.11, with a meditation on William Johnston’s photographs of Eiko Otake in Fukushima

Katy McCormick, School of Image Arts, Ryerson University
Searching for A Body, Finding Trees

Lisa Yoneyama, Departments of East Asian Studies
and Women and Gender Studies, University of Toronto
Post-Fukushima Epistemology

Tong Lam, Tong Lam, Department of History, University of Toronto
Fallout, promise! Some reflections on pink landscapes

The project was presented by Dr. David Chu Program in Asia Pacific Studies in collaboration with the Asian Institute, the Robarts Library, the Cheng Yu Teng East Asian Library, and the Toronto Public Library.

Program and schedule
Poster