A Body in Places--Met Edition
Photo by William Johnston

A Body in Places--Met Edition

A Body in a Museum, or A Body in Places--Met Edition, was a new iteration of Eiko's solo project commissioned by The Met and PERFORMA for the iconic spaces of different Met museums: The Met Cloisters, The Met Breuer, and The Met Fifth Avenue. Using her body, a projector, and her archive of images of the irradiated landscapes of Fukushima, Japan, over the course of 3 consecutive Sundays in November 2017, she interrogated 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 drew attention to the porousness of the institution, collapsing space and time to expand the boundaries of the place.

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

Read the program notes