A site-specific performative installation, re-created for each new location, interacting with the architecture of the building; and transcending its past, present and future functions.
In 2013 Heine Avdal and Yukiko Shinozaki renamed their Brussels-based company Fieldworks to reflect their increasing interest in location-specific work. Their inventive interactive productions examine the functions and meaning of the spaces we encounter, in performance and in everyday life. The relationships of tension between the body, objects, space, and movement are central to all of their creations, which experiment with various modes of interaction between people and their environment. How does a space produce or affect movement? And how does movement, in turn, produce or affect space? Fieldworks’ performances animate places and objects to examine the kind of archives (memory, history) a space, movement, and the body might hold or represent.
Since its premiere in 2015, at Spiral Hall in Tokyo, Japan, new versions were developed for M Museum in Leuven, Belgium (2015), Rucka Artist Residency Centre in Rucka, Latvia (2016), PACT Zollverein in Essen, Germany (2016), Sentralbadet in Bergen, Norway (2016), Tou Scene in Stavanger, Norway (2018) and Black Box International Teater Festival in Oslo, Norway (2019)
Picture: Jacob Buchard
Concept & Direction
Heine Avdal & Yukiko Shinozaki
Created & performed by
Andrey Andrianov, Heine Avdal, Tale Dolven, Gabel Eiben, Ieva Gaurilcikaite, Ingrid Haakstad, Johann Loiseau, Roeland Luyten, Kayoko Minami, Yumi Osanai, Krisjanis Sants, Eivind Seljeseth, Veronica Thorseth, Yukiko Shinozaki, plus local performers
Roeland Luyten, Johann Loiseau, Tetsuya Umeda
André Eiermann, Gabel Eiben, Eivind Seljeseth
Bob Van Langendonck