A Body in Places
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“…I always felt I don’t necessarily have to remember your movement; it’s more about your life and the theme. And it’s not about how you tell the story; it’s your continuous engagement to the theme. It’s more like who you are, what you care about, what you have been talking about, what you move in relationship to, and how your work takes that particular thing and responds to that. And, to me, that’s just as powerful.”
“Eiko would be the first to remind me that she is of this world and won’t let us forget what a mess we’ve made of it. Her nomadic-utopian-Allen Ginsberg-Don Quixote project reminds us that perhaps the remedy is in the effort itself, no matter how futile, to be available to take one’s place.”
– Judy Hussie-Taylor
This catalogue accompanies Danspace Project’s Platform 2016: A Body in Places curated by Judy Hussie-Taylor and Lydia Bell in collaboration with Eiko Otake. The A Body in Places program runs February 17-March 23, 2016 with six weeks of performances and events that illuminate and expand on Eiko’s solo project of the same name.
Featuring contributions by Lydia Bell, Michelle Boulé, David Brick, Rosemary Candelario, Paul Chan, Doryun Chong, Forrest Gander, Neil Greenberg, Trajal Harrell, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Judy Hussie-Taylor, William Johnston, Melissa Levin, Mark McCloughan, Sam Miller, Eiko Otake, Koma Otake, Harry Philbrick, Luc Sante, Valda Setterfield, Pamela Tatge, and C.D. Wright.
Photography by William Johnston, Kaitlyn Chan, and CPAK Studio. Designed by Judith Walker.