22–26 nov. Delicious Movement – A workshop with Eiko Otake
Since February 2021, Camila Marambio has been a postdoc fellow of The Seedbox: A Mistra Formas Environmental Humanities Collaboratory at Linköping University, hosted by the Royal Institute of Art. Within her project she has invited Eiko to give a workshop at Weld and a lecture at MDT.
Eiko Otake is a movement–based, interdisciplinary artist, born and raised in Japan, resident of New York since 1976. After working for more than forty years as Eiko & Koma, she now performs as a soloist and directs her own projects, collaborating with a diverse range of artists. After studying with Kazuo Ohno and Tatsumi Hijikata in Japan and Manja Chmiel in Germany, Eiko & Koma created 46 interdisciplinary performance works. Their durational performance living installations was commissioned by the Whitney Museum, the Walker Art Center, and MoMA. Their Retrospective Project (2009 to 2012) culminated in a comprehensive monograph, Time is Not Even, Space is Not Empty, published by the Walker Art Center. Eiko & Koma were honored with the first United States Artists Fellowship (2006) and Doris Duke Artist Awards (2012). They were the first collaborative pair to share a MacArthur Fellowship (1996) and the first Asian choreographers to receive the Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award (2004) and the Dance Magazine Award (2006). Eiko has performed alone in many locations of postnuclear meltdown Fukushima for her multi-year work A Body in Fukushima, her collaboration with historian and photographer William Johnston. The project produced many exhibitions, screenings, lectures, and performances, as well as a publication of a photography book of the same title that includes artists’ essays. In 2016, Eiko was the subject of the 10th annual Danspace Platform, a month-long curated program that brought her a special Bessies citation, an Art Matters grant, and the Anonymous Was a Woman Award. Co-presented by Performa 2017 and Met Live Arts, Eiko occupied each of the three Metropolitan Museum of Art sites while projecting a seven- hour video she created from A Body in Fukushima photographs. Eiko regularly teaches at Wesleyan University, NYU, and Colorado College.
Read more about the workshop and the lecture here:
The workshop is hosted by Weld in collaboration with The Royal Institute of Art Mindepartementet’s post-doc fellow Camila Marambio and The SeedBox: A Mistra-Formas Environmental Humanities Collaboratory. Funding support was provided by The Swedish Arts Grants Committee International Programme for Dance. Special thanks to MDT and The Nordic Art Association (NKF).