Eiko Otake in photo by William Johnston

Why Collaborate?—Why Fukushima? Dance, Photography, History

Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)


In this presentation, Visiting Artist in Dance and the College of East Asian Studies Eiko Otake and Professor of History, East Asian Studies, Science in Society, and Environmental Studies William Johnston will show images from their third visit to Fukushima in August 2016, five years after the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdowns of March 2011. They will discuss how they have collaborated in the conceptualization, execution, curation, and presentation of the resulting images as installations that include both prints and videos. The images at the core of this generative process act not only in capturing the residue of the performances but also as part of the generative process that informs subsequent dimensions of this ongoing project.

The exhibition A Body in Fukushima was on display in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery from February through May 2015.

Click here to view photos from this event on Flickr.