Fundacion a Mil will present the South American premiere of A Body in Places at the International Theater Festival Santiago a Mil. Eiko will perform at Gabriela Mistral Cultural Centre
Exhibition Hall on January 6-10, 2016 where there will also be an exhibition of William Johnston's photos from their collaboration on A Body in Fukushima until January 24, 2016
Eiko will be traveling with poet Forrest Gande , photographer William Johnston, and videographer Ben Grinberg.
Eiko answers frequesntly asked question
Exhibition: A Body in Fukushima
January 6-24, 2016
Performances: A Body in a Gallery
January 6-10, 2016 at 14:00 and 20:00
Conceived and performed by Eiko Otake
Poetry curated by Forrest Gander
Photographer: William Johnston
Video Artist: Ben Grinberg
Exhibition installed by Patricio Fernandez
William Johnston will give a short gallery talk following afternoon performances.
Forrest Gander and guest poets will respond at evening performances.
By placing my body in these places, I thought of the generations of people who used to live there. Now desolate, only time and wind continue to move. —Eiko Otake
By witnessing events and places, we actually change them and ourselves in ways that may not always be apparent but are important. —William Johnston
As Pablo Neruda wrote of the Valdivia earthquake and Cecilia Vicuña performed her “Vaso de leche" street theater and Raúl Zurita refuses to look away from Hiroshima and Villa Grimaldi, Eiko has felt compelled to approach sites of trauma— most recently the Fukushima disaster— with an art of expressive vulnerability and inquiry. Moving through the still highly radioactive ruins, Eiko opens her body to the wounded world. — Forrest Gander