Eiko Otake

2020

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I was to have one of my career busiest spring, summer and fall. And all but a few on-line activities were cancelled and postponed indefinitely. But I have been very grateful as I was invited to work on a virtual studio throughout this pandemic (https://www.eikootake.org/virtual-studio) . I also had courses to teach over zoom which made me meet and embrace splendid spirits. I presented on-line lectures , and participated in several public conversations with artists I deeply respect. I have been particularly grateful for the occasions I performed my solo at Greenwood Cemetery in New York City on Sep 26 and 27th. The pandemic related isolation made me appreciate live performance from a different angles and in a new depth. Thank you Art Matters for supporting my work. I will keep working. I will keep conversing and I will perform through all of these activities.

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Green Wood Cemetery

Green Wood Cemetery, Eiko Otake Rehearsal shots for “A Body in a Cemetery”. Shot on Sept 24th, 2020. The performance happened on Sept 26, and 27th. For most of the audience members and myself, it was the first live performance and the first occasion to see friends and be together. photo by William Johnston.

Green Wood Cemetery

Green Wood Cemetery, Eiko Otake Rehearsal shots for “A Body in a Cemetery”. Shot on Sept 24th, 2020. The performance happened on Sept 26, and 27th. For most of the audience members and myself, it was the first live performance and the first occasion to see friends and be together. Photo by William Johnston.

A Body in Fukushima 2019 1222, Maebara

A Body in Fukushima 2019 1222, Maebara, Eiko Otake A part of on-going series of A Body in Fukushima. I have been to Fukushima 5 times with the same photographer. We are publishing the book the next year. This photo is from our last trip shot on Dec 12, 2019. Photo by William Johnston.

A BODY IN PITTSFIELD

A BODY IN PITTSFIELD20 July 2017, Eiko Otake This is a part of A Body in Places series. Produced by Jacob’s Pillow. I performed on July 20 in a small town Pittsfield's street. Photo by William Johnston.

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