Experience this two-part solo exhibition of media works by internationally acclaimed movement artist Eiko Otake (b. 1952, Tokyo). Celebrated as both a collaborative and solo artist, including 42 years performing as Eiko & Koma, Eiko Otake, now in her early 70s, is exploring how to create a time and space for viewers to see her body, movement, and concepts of her project that she has undertaken through video and photography without the necessity of her live presence.
“I want to create media works only a performer can make. If a viewer chooses to give ample time and attention to each piece, ‘a different kind of performance’ happens between that person and myself. One’s seeing becomes a uniquely personal experience, in which I wish to linger.”
Each volume of the project includes exhibitions, screenings, and public conversations along with performative interventions and installations.
Co-presented by Asian Arts Initiative (AAI) and The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM), I Invited Myself, vol. III is a two-part exhibition in Philadelphia. Part One, I Invited Myself, vol. III: A Body at AAI (on view September 9–December 9, 2023) features Eiko’s lone body moving within different landscapes and absorbing what they hold. Part Two, I Invited Myself, vol. III: Duets at FWM (on view November 9, 2023–March 24, 2024) highlights her collaborative projects with artists of different races, identities, cultures, disciplines, and ages.