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Recurring Event Event Series: Mother


AN Installation by Eiko Otake

February 25th All day

eiko otake holding image
Photo Credit: Aodi Liang, Courtesy of Eiko Otake

February 25th–May 6th
Free and Open to the Public Daily 10am–5pm
Historic Chapel

In her fifty-year career, Eiko Otake has explored themes of loss, which has included practicing her own death, conversing with the dead, and moving among the abandoned remains of irradiated Fukushima. Otake is interested in communing with and surveying the physical and emotional traces of the deceased.

In Mother, through videos and sculpture, Otake talks to and dances with her mother, who died in 2019. It is one daughter and her mother’s personal story. The artist, however, hopes viewers have an opportunity to contemplate their own maternal bonds, as well as the diverse yet common connection to a mother that “links us all to the distant past.” Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel is a poignant setting for Mother, as for over a century it has provided many with a place for such reflection. 

Mother is curated by Harry Weil, Green-Wood’s Vice President of Education and Public Programs. The dramaturg for the installation is Iris McCloughan.

Click here for more information about the artist and installation.

Free and open to the public, no reservations are necessary. Please consider a donation to The Green-Wood Historic Fund so that we can continue to offer free and low-cost programs throughout the year.