In October 2014, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts will present A Body in a Station, a series of durational performances conceived and performed by Eiko at the Amtrak 30th street Station in Philadelphia on four consecutive Fridays (the first starts at midday and the last ends at midnight). All performances will take place in the North Waiting Room.
October 3 from noon to 3 pm
October 10 from 3pm to 6pm
October 17 from 6pm to 9pm
October 24 from 9pm to midnight
In parallel with the performance, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts is presenting A Body in Fukushima, an exhibition of still photographs by William Johnston of Eiko alone in a radically different terminal, the abandoned rail station in Fukushima, Japan.
By presenting her performance A Body in a Station and an exhibition of her photographs A Body in Fukushima simultaneously, Eiko seeks to establish her own body as a constant, a link between vastly different stations. As such, her body becomes a conduit between Philadelphia and the radiation-devastated Fukushima as well as between the museum gallery and the 30th Street train station.
See Eiko's Fall 2014 schedule in Philadelphia
View the press release
View program note
Listen radio interview
Read NY Times article