A Duet with My Grandfather I Have Never Met

Eiko Otake

2018 | 00:08:22 | United States / Japan | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video

Collection: Eiko Otake, Single Titles

Tags: Dance, Death and Dying, Eiko Otake: Media Work, Eiko Otake: The Duet Project, Distance is Malleable, Family, Painting, Performance

Eiko's grandfather Chikuha Otake (1878–1936) was a praised figure in traditional Japanese painting. But his anti-mainstream sentiments were shunned by the field authorities. His reputation was severely damaged by his failed run for the House of Representatives. Filmed in 2018, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Suiboku Museum in Toyama, Japan, Eiko's edit combines videos of Chikuha's paintings and Eiko's performance with quotes from his essays and Eiko's musings.

Special thank you to David Brick, Ryohei Endo, Hiroyuku Horikawa, Feliece Fischer, and John Killacky.

Part of The Duet Project: Distance is Malleable.

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