Interdisciplinary artist Andrea Cote and choreographer Ann Robideaux will activate the Guild Hall Minikes Garden in East Hampton on Saturday, October 2, from 7 to 8 PM with the performative event “Social Fabric: In the Public Square,” creating a place to casually drop in amid a video installation accompanied by live sound by Chris Jones, and curated by Christina Mossiades Strassfield, Guild Hall’s museum director and chief curator.
The project explores how we embody personal and communal movement languages, through containment and connection in domestic and public spheres. The artists invited both professional dancers and recreational movers to explore movement inside six-foot square sheets delineated with geometric forms and cosmological patterns. As we occupy this present liminal zone, the artists create a place for visitors to inhabit that is at once intimate and communal.
“Ann and I collaborated on a performance several years back for the Jackson Pollock Centennial Celebration, ‘BodySite,’ and we’re excited to be working together again, this time bringing other performers into the project. We began by exploring how our bodies navigated within a six-foot space. As a score developed within this delineated structure, we invited friends into the work, and improvisation was encouraged. We’ve found that within this time of social isolation, there is such a strong pull towards connection,” said Andrea Cote.
The program is free of charge and reservations are not required. Attendees are welcome to stop by and take in the visual environment and ongoing performance.