First Assembly of the Centre for Reworlding
Jen Rae in collaboration with Claire G. Coleman
Commissioned by Arts House for Refuge 2021
Tue 27 April, 7pm
Duration: 2 hours
North Melbourne Town Hall
This event is suitable for 15 years + with parent of guardian.
For Blaktix – email Kalyani.Mumtaz
This event involves profanity and discussing the climate emergency, apocalypse, euthanasia, gender violence, suicide and filicide, and might be distressing to some people.
Refugium, a 20-minute video work by Jen Rae and Claire G. Coleman, directed by Kamarra Bell-Wykes and filmed by Devika Bilimoria will launch online Tue 27 April, 7pm and be available on demand. Refugium is Auslan interpreted and closed captioned.
It’s 2042 and Claire is past her use-by date. She knows apocalypse and doesn’t want another groundhog day.
In this call from the future, artists Jen Rae and Claire G. Coleman hack time to share warnings and stories of refugium.
Set within the disaster shelters constructed for this year’s Refuge project Shelter2Camp, this speculative and provocative video transmission will open out into a participatory palaver event involving the audience at Arts House.
Digging into moral dilemmas of life and death, First Assembly of the Centre for Reworlding focuses on the importance of child-centred trauma prevention in the face of coming collapse. Bring your ideas to this conversation.
“Centred on First Nations knowledge and protocols, First Assembly of the Centre for Reworlding hacks time and compounding existential crises, delves into moral dilemmas of life and death and hones in on child-centred trauma prevention in the coming collapse. What are the conversations that we aren’t having now that might aid us, our loved ones and our future ancestors? What are we willing to give up and/or fight for in the greatest challenge facing humanity.” – Jen Rae, 2021.
About Jen Rae
About Claire G. Coleman
Supported by – This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Arts House is a key program of the City of Melbourne, and supported by the Australia Council for the Arts.
Image – by Anu Kumar.