Photo featured in Eiko & Koma: Time is not Even, Space is Not Empty Photo credit: (c)Johan Elbers (1980)
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Larry, thank you. In an email exchange with Eiko whom I met yesterday at the Skirball Center (I observed her teach a movement workshop.) She writes: “yes I indeed attacked the symbol of the capitalism with a white flag that is NOT of a national or ideology flag. eiko”
I am in awe of the courage and prescience of artists who too many in today’s weepy America would dismiss as kooks. Enough said. Eiko and Koma got it right.
I think Cervantes introduced that with Don Quixote battling windmills. Man-made towers, palaces, stone walls and other monolithic structures defile the basic design of our earth. Watching Eiko and Koma approach the structures says that – and I would not be surprised if they had been inspired by “battling windmills.” I will be honest and admit my second sadness about 9/11 is that they have placed more monoliths (targets?) for the man-made need to destroy anything “mine is bigger than yours.” The hideous vanities in Dubai, Shanghai and other mindsets bent on ruling will continue. But humans should not be inside of them.
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