"A Body in Fukushima "

March 5 through May 28, 2016

Artist Talk with Eiko Otake:
Monday, May 23, 6-7 pm, Amy E. Tarrant Gallery at the Flynn Center, FREE
Eiko’s Delicious Movement Workshop:
Tuesday, May 24, 6-7:30 pm, Chase Studio at the Flynn Center, FREE, but spaces are limited, please pre-register

Site-Specific Performance: Friday, May 27, 8 pm, Moran Plant

Photo by William Johnston of Eiko

A Body in Fukushima features photographs of Eiko Otake, documenting a visit she and William Johnston, photographer and Wesleyan University Professor of Japanese history, made in 2014 to the irradiated communities evacuated after reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plants suffered massive damage in the wake of an earthquake and tsunami.

Many train stations were destroyed or contaminated by radiation, the buildings crumbled and the tracks overgrown with dried vines and weeds. By walking into each station and placing her body within, Eiko sought to remember the people and day-to-day lives that passed through the stations and towns before the disaster. "By placing my body in these places," she says, "I thought of the generations of people who used to live there. I danced so as not to forget." The profane is made sacred in these quietly alluring photographs.

More about this exhibit.

Contact Flynn Marketing at 802-652-4500 or marketing@flynncenter.org for more information.

The exhibition was co-commissioned by the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Wesleyan University Center for the Arts.

Exhibit Sponsor truexcullins

The 2015-2016 Exhibition Season is generously supported by Amy E. Tarrant


Sensory Friendly

The Flynn Center has created a "social story" specifically for this gallery exhibition. A social story provides visual and written scenarios and suggestions of what someone might encounter in a specific situation, and helps to work through possible responses and solutions if that scenario causes anxiety, or is new and unfamiliar. Social stories are often used with individuals on the autism spectrum to prepare them for a new or potentially challenging experience. We hope this social story is helpful in preparing for a trip to the Amy E. Tarrant Gallery at the Flynn Center!

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