8. Mother at Green-Wood Cemetery

"Mother" art installation at Green-Wood Cemetery
Mother on view at The Green-Wood Cemetery February 25–May 7, 2023. Courtesy of The Green-Wood Cemetery. Photography Credit: Maria Baranova

Mother, an installation by artist and performer Eiko Otake, depicts Otake talking to and dancing with her mother, who passed away in 2019. Through videos and sculpture, Mother seeks to inspire its viewers to reflect on their own maternal bonds and the connection our mothers provide us to the distant past. Two videos are included in the installation, both created in 2019 soon after the passing of Otake’s mother, along with photo prints and objects. 

The installation can be found inside Green-Wood Cemetery’s Historic Chapel, a poignant choice given the site’s legacy as a space for contemplation. Mother can be viewed through May 7, 2023.