A Body in a Museum
photo by William Johnston

A Body in a Museum

  • Nov 5,12, 19, 2017
  • The Met - three locations
  • A Body in a Museum is a new durational work by Eiko commissioned by The Met for its iconic spaces. Using her body, a projector, and her archive of images of the irradiated landscapes of Fukushima, Japan, over the course of 3 consecutive Sundays she will interrogate the physical and conceptual architecture of each of the 3 structures that make up the Metropolitan Museum. By staining the walls of each building with projections as well as her physical presence, Eiko will insist on the porousness of the institution, collapsing space and time to expand the boundaries of the place.

    These events are co-presented by the Metropolitan Museum and Performa's seventh edition of their biennial, Performa 17 titled "CIRCULATIONS" that focuses on the themes of architecture.

    Sunday, November 5 | 10:30am - 4:45pm
    The Met Cloisters

    Sunday, November 12 | 10:30am - 5:15pm
    The Met Breuer

    Sunday, November 19 | 10:30am - 5:15pm
    The Met Fifth Avenue

    These performances are free with museum admission.


    More info
    PERFORMA announcement