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Eiko in Residence at the Cathedral of Saint John Divine | Eiko + Koma
Eiko in Residence at the Cathedral of Saint John Divine
photo by William Johnston

Eiko in Residence at the Cathedral of Saint John Divine

  • September 20, 2016–March 12, 2017
  • The Cathedral Church of Saint John, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street
  • In the fall of 2016 and winter of 2017,  Eiko is an artist in residence at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in Upper Manhattan. She is offering solo performances within the Cathedral, designing a video installation, hosting public conversations, and  A Body in Fukushima, a mutable exhibition of dance photographs created in collaboration with historian-photographer William Johnston, is also a part of the larger art exhibition, The Christa Project. Throughout the residency,  Eiko will explore the dignity and transcendence inherent in the ordinary and the disregarded.

    The Cathedral has invited Eiko to co-curate her own residency activities with a focus on diversifying and advancing the institution's Dignity Initiative. From time to time, the photo exhibition will expand to other areas within the Cathedral in order to include either additional photos from Fukushima or other photos of Eiko taken by Johnston in other locations. On these occasions, the A Body in Fukushima exhibition will be amplified into a more comprehensive exhibition, A Body in Places.
    See the Exhibition and Expansion Schedule

    As an artist-in-residence, Eiko will often be seen in the Cathedral installing her media works or exploring movement and space. She is also making herself available for conversation with visitors. Eiko will collaborate with Columbia University Professor Marilyn Ivy and photographer-historian William Johnston in planning a March 11 event to commemorate the six-year anniversary of the Fukushima disasters.

    Eiko hopes that the residency will provide her ample opportunities for dialogue with Cathedral visitors and with the other artists whose works are on display in the Christa Project.

    A Body in Fukushima Exhibition Schedule
    October 6, 2016- March 12, 2017
    October 6,  6:00-8:30 pm Opening Reception
    More Info on exhibition expansions

    The Cathedral is open 7:30 am–6 pm daily.
    The Visitor Center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.
    Please note that there is limited access to parts of the Cathedral on Sundays—full access on Sundays is between 1 and 3 pm.

    Cathedral Reception at (212) 316-7490 during business hours or call the Visitor Center at (212) 316-7540.