fieldworks

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fieldworks

From 2013 to 2016, fieldworks is Artist In Residence (AIR) at STUK. fieldworks is the organization founded by Heine Avdal (NO) and Yukiko Shinozaki (JP). Two trained dancers and choreographers, they have worked with several disciplines and media in recent years: performance, visual arts, video, sound, technology ...

STUK supports fieldworks’ working in many ways. During Rode Hond, fieldworks presents the children’s performance The seventh floor of the world. From 8 to 18 December, they work on the Oslo City Hall project, a new creation with live music by contemporary composer Rolf Wallin, of which the Belgian premiere is planned in late 2016. Meanwhile, they continue touring worldwide with their recent creation Distant Voices.
 

Heine Avdal (NO/BE) studied dance, choreography and video at the Oslo National College of the Arts in Norway and at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. He has worked as a performer for various companies in Norway. From 1997 to 2001 he worked with Meg Stuart’s company Damaged Goods, collaborating with Gary Hill, Ann Hamilton and Stefan Pucher. Since 2000 he has been frequently collaborating with Yukiko Shinozaki.
 
In recent projects, his focus has been on the distribution of space. He questions how spatial conventions affect the way we experience and move through private/public spaces. Considering people’s preconceptions of spatial conventions and through slight shifts, or manipulations he searches for unexpected intersections between different components of a space.
 
In this context, Avdal also questions how technology is being used or, can be used in acquiring new meanings and perceptions on the human body and on our daily surroundings. He investigates the blurred distinction between what is artificial and what is organic, by integrating different technologies in such a way that they become charged with presences, acquiring some kind of human quality. 
 
During the last 15 years he has, in collaboration with Yukiko Shinozaki, produced and created more than 15 different projects. Currently they are touring internationally with Field Works-hotel, Field Works-office, Borrowed Landscape, nothing’s for something, The seventh floor of the world, distant voices and as if nothing has been spinning around for something to remember. In 2015 they are also working on a new project, entitled carry on

Yukiko Shinozaki’s (JP/BE) work focuses on internal complexities and contradictions of the body. The process of transformation takes an important role in her movement vocabulary: through subtle shifts and manipulations, familiar actions slowly transform into an unfamiliar realm/landscape. She considers artistic collaborations as an important factor in her work and she consciously integrates coincidental elements that arrive in encounters with different artists and situations. She mainly works in an intuitive way, yet she is also fascinated by something beyond her imagination.

After studying classical ballet in Tokyo, Shinozaki moved to the U.S. She has studied contemporary dance and psychology at the Portland State University. After graduating, she lived in New York working as a freelance dancer as well as showing her solo works at various venues. In 1997 she moved to Brussels, where she worked with Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods until 2001. 

Since 2000 she has, in collaboration with Heine Avdal, produced and created more than 15 different projects. Currently they are touring internationally with Field Works-hotel, Field Works-office, Borrowed Landscape, nothing’s for something, The seventh floor of the world, distant voices and as if nothing has been spinning around for something to remember. In 2015 they are also working on a new project, entitled carry on.
 

 

Sat 1 Aug 2015 - Fri 1 Jul 2016.

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