Remembering Fukushima: Art and Conversations

Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 1:00pm
The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), New York, NY 10025


In honor of the final day of "The Christa Project: Manifesting Divine Bodies," Wesleyan University Visiting Artist in Dance and the College of East Asian Studies Eiko Otake presents an afternoon of programming that brings together scholars, specialists, and artists of many disciplines to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster in Japan. Speakers, musicians, and artists will work together to create an experience for participants to know and remember the legacy of Fukushima, and explore the relationship of body, place, and history.

Eiko Otake’s solo project, "A Body in Places," started in 2014 with her visit to irradiated Fukushima with photographer and Wesleyan University Professor of History, East Asian Studies, Science in Society, and Environmental Studies William Johnston. Their collaborative photo exhibition, "A Body in Fukushima," was displayed on campus from February through May 2015.

Hannah Wolfe Eisner ’17 is co-curator of The Christa Project at the Cathedral of St. John The Divine. Participating artists and speakers include Marilyn Ivy, Thomas Looser, Mark McCloughan ’10, Alexis Moh ’15, Nora Thompson ’15, Megu Tagami ’10, John Kelly, Carol Lipnik, DonChristian Jones ’12, Geo Wyeth, Wesleyan Artist in Residence and University Organist Ronald Ebrecht, Ralph Samuelson MA ’71, Elizabeth Brown, Jake Price, Nona Faustine Simmons, Wesleyan Associate Professor of Dance and Environmental Studies Katja Kolcio, and NYC iSCHOOL.

"Remembering Fukushima" is presented in association with Asia Society and Danspace Project. Eiko’s residency at the Cathedral and her participation in "The Christa Project" was made possible in part by support from the Japan Foundation’s Performing Arts Japan program, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Harkness Foundation for Dance.

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