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.