Jane Rigler and Tessa Brinckman’s latest collaboration, Your Coat, Turning, has been selected for a one day residency event at Ramapo College NJ. It is one of three selected works in an evening entitled Rediscovering Community on Saturday, February 25, 2023 in the Sharp Theater on the Ramapo College of NJ campus in Mahwah, NJ. Following the performances there will be a discussion of how artists come together as a chorus of creatives with powerful art to address our times.
Your Coat, Turning is an invitation to create multiple futures, through sound, video, text and play – a game of recreations of self and community. The climate crisis means that the coat of the earth is changing – and we must be able to deal with injury with creativity, beyond survival to renewal. Joy and imagination are necessary personal birthrights, and communal, political acts. Our concept of “community” offers an experience of building reliable and meaningful work, that people can belong to, and which inspires their own futurism. Your Coat, Turning is part film, part sound performance, with the audience as co-creators drawing from mixed media, sound, movement and contemplative practices.