Field Works-office is part of a series of intimate and playful performances, which seeks to infiltrate different terrains and layers of society with artistic work. Codes and conventions in different types of spaces are explored and discussed. Every location generates a certain kind of expectation and preconception of how we act in that specific space.

Field Works-office is the result of a collaboration with sound artist Fabrice Moinet and comic book artist/performer Brynjar Åbel Bandlien. Together they explore the mystery and poetry of the (social) environment, how we absorb space and are absorbed by it, and how the environment influences our behaviour. This performance uncovers poetry in computers, printers, paper or a coffee maker. By subtly changing and modifying sounds, drawings and movement, bodies and actions transcend their usual borders. In the office you enter a lively world of real employees and actors: closets and drawers are opened, maps change places, papers fly all around, … In a choreography of office supplies and manpower, everyday situations take a turn towards the particular and absurd.

concept and direction: Heine Avdal, Yukiko Shinozaki / created and performed by: Heine Avdal, Brynjar Åbel Bandlien, Christelle Fillod, Wouter Krokaert, Fabrice Moinet, Yukiko Shinozaki, and special guests / sound design and electronics: Fabrice Moinet / drawings: Brynjar Åbel Bandlien, Christelle Fillod, Wouter Krokaert / photo and video: Heine Avdal

produced by: vzw fieldworks, Heine Avdal / co-production: Nordic Excellence Network (BIT-Teatergarasjen Bergen, Göteborgs Dans & Teater Göteborgs Dans & Teater Festival, Göteborg, Perfect Performance-Stockholm, Kulturhus Århus Denmark, Black Box Teater Oslo, Teaterhuset Avantgarden Trondheim, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma Helsinki,) L’animal a L’esquena (Celra, Spain) / in collaboration with: Kaaitheater (Brussels), BUDA Kunstencentrum (Kortrijk) / with the support of : Norsk Kulturråd, Fond For Lyd og Bilde, Fond for Utøvende Kunstnere, Norwegian Foreign Ministry, Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie

special guest have been: An Bin, Ludvig Daae, Ingeborg Dugstad, Lana Hosni, Masahiro Kohama, Felipe Luck, Hans Meijer, Kayoko Minami, Evandro Pedroni, Arnhild Pettersen, Michiel Reynaert, Li Ning, Eivind Seljeseth, Taka Shamoto, Venke Marie Sortland, Rebecka Stillman, Uiko Watanabe, Un Yamada and Mioko Yoshihara


world premiere: August 24 2010 in Göteborgs Dans & Teater Festival, Göteborg, Sweden.


titledatetimelocationtickets & info
1. Field Works-office Sat 11-04-2015  Festival Bo:m, Seoulwww.festivalbom.org
2. Field Works-office Fri 10-04-2015  Festival Bo:m, Seoulwww.festivalbom.org
3. Field Works-office Thu 09-04-2015  Festival Bo:m, Seoulwww.festivalbom.org
4. Field Works-office Thu 18-12-2014  fieldworks, Brussels
5. Field Works-office Wed 17-12-2014  fieldworks, Brussels
6. fieldworks-office mapping Fri 25-10-2013 11:00 Beursschouwburg, Brusselwww.beursschouwburg.be
7. fieldworks-office mapping Thu 24-10-2013 11:00 Beursschouwburg, Brusselwww.beursschouwburg.be
8. fieldworks-office mapping Wed 23-10-2013 11:00 Beursschouwburg, Brusselwww.beursschouwburg.be
9. fieldworks-office mapping Tue 22-10-2013 11:00 Beursschouwburg, Brusselwww.beursschouwburg.be
10. fieldworks-office mapping Mon 21-10-2013 11:00 Beursschouwburg, Brusselwww.beursschouwburg.be
11. Field Works-office Thu 21-03-2013 14:00 Teaterhuset Avantgarden, Trondheimwww.avantgarden.no
12. Field Works-office Wed 20-03-2013 14:00 Teaterhuset Avantgarden, Trondheimwww.avantgarden.no
13. Field Works-office Tue 19-03-2013 14:00 Teaterhuset Avantgarden, Trondheimwww.avantgarden.no
14. Field Works-office Fri 30-11-2012 14:30 Shenzhen Fringe festival, Shenzhenwww.szfringe.org
15. Field Works-office Thu 29-11-2012 14:30 Shenzhen Fringe festival, Shenzhenwww.szfringe.org
16. Field Works-office Fri 23-11-2012 14:30 Guangdong Modern Dance Festival, Guangdongwww.gdfestival.cn
17. Field Works-office Thu 22-11-2012 14:30 Guangdong Modern Dance Festival, Guangdongwww.gdfestival.cn
18. Field Works-office Sat 28-07-2012  Centrale Fies, Drowww.centralefies.it
19. Field Works-office Fri 27-07-2012  Centrale Fies, Drowww.centralefies.it
20. Field Works-office Sun 08-07-2012  PACT Zollverein, Essenwww.pact-zollverein.de
21. Field Works-office Sat 07-07-2012  PACT Zollverein, Essenwww.pact-zollverein.de
22. Field Works-office Tue 08-05-2012  MDT - Stockholm, Stockholmmdtsthlm.se
23. Field Works-office Mon 07-05-2012  MDT - Stockholm, Stockholmmdtsthlm.se
24. Field Works-office Wed 25-04-2012  Springdance Festival, Utrechtwww.springdance.nl
25. Field Works-office Tue 24-04-2012  Springdance Festival, Utrechtwww.springdance.nl
26. Field Works-office Mon 23-04-2012  Springdance Festival, Utrechtwww.springdance.nl
27. Field Works-office Thu 29-03-2012  Black Box Teater, Oslowww.blackbox.no
28. Field Works-office Wed 28-03-2012  Black Box Teater, Oslowww.blackbox.no
29. Field Works-office Fri 17-02-2012  Artefact Festival, Leuvenwww.artefact-festival.be
30. Field Works-office Thu 16-02-2012  Artefact Festival, Leuvenwww.artefact-festival.be
31. Field Works-office Sat 14-01-2012  Szene Salzburg, Salzburgwww.szene-salzburg.net
32. Field Works-office Fri 13-01-2012  Szene Salzburg, Salzburgwww.szene-salzburg.net
33. Field Works-office Thu 12-01-2012  Szene Salzburg, Salzburgwww.szene-salzburg.net
34. Field Works-office Fri 19-08-2011  Tanz Im August / sommer.bar, Berlin
35. Field Works-office Thu 18-08-2011  Tanz Im August / sommer.bar, Berlin
36. Field Works-office Wed 17-08-2011  Tanz Im August / sommer.bar, Berlin
37. Field Works-office [the game is up]Sat 26-03-2011 16:00 Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Gentwww.vooruit.be
38. Field Works-office [the game is up]Fri 25-03-2011 17:00 Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Gentwww.vooruit.be
39. Field Works-office [the game is up]Thu 24-03-2011 17:00 Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Gentwww.vooruit.be
40. Field Works-office [the game is up]Wed 23-03-2011 17:00 Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Gentwww.vooruit.be
41. Field Works-office Fri 18-02-2011  Festival "We dance 2011" & TPAM in Yokohama, Yokohamawww.tpam.or.jp
42. Field Works-office Thu 17-02-2011  Festival "We dance 2011" & TPAM in Yokohama, Yokohamawww.tpam.or.jp
43. Field Works-office Wed 10-11-2010 20:00 Le Fresnoy, Tourcoingwww.lefresnoy.net
44. Field Works-office Sat 30-10-2010  Oktoberdans, Bergenwww.bit-teatergarasjen.no
45. Field Works-office Fri 29-10-2010  Oktoberdans, Bergenwww.bit-teatergarasjen.no
46. Field Works-office Fri 15-10-2010  Kaaitheater, Brusselwww.kaaitheater.be
47. Field Works-office Thu 14-10-2010  Kaaitheater, Brusselwww.kaaitheater.be
48. Field Works-office Wed 13-10-2010  Kaaitheater, Brusselwww.kaaitheater.be
49. Field Works-office Tue 12-10-2010  Kaaitheater, Brusselwww.kaaitheater.be
50. Field Works-office Mon 11-10-2010  Kaaitheater, Brusselwww.kaaitheater.be
51. Field Works-office Sat 28-08-2010  Göteborgs Dans & Teater Festival, Göteborgwww.festival.goteborg.se
52. Field Works-office Fri 27-08-2010  Göteborgs Dans & Teater Festival, Göteborgwww.festival.goteborg.se
53. Field Works-office Thu 26-08-2010  Göteborgs Dans & Teater Festival, Göteborgwww.festival.goteborg.se
54. Field Works-office Wed 25-08-2010  Göteborgs Dans & Teater Festival, Göteborgwww.festival.goteborg.se
55. Field Works-office Tue 24-08-2010  Göteborgs Dans & Teater Festival, Göteborgwww.festival.goteborg.se
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Field Works Office
Duration : 01:24
DRODESERA 2012 WE FOLK! - Heine Avdal & Yukiko Shinozaki (no/jp): Field works-Office
Duration : 02:26
Dinsdagjournaal Springdance over tempo, tijd, werkelijkheid en vervreemding, en soms over verveling
Duration : 07:57

Tue 01-03-2011 : Ketoru, Sakurai Keisuke, translated by Anne Lande Peters


I’m off to Yokohama to see a performance. Audience is limited to two persons each time. The meeting point is the counter on the ground floor of YCC[1] in front of the Bashamichi station. I say my name and I am handed a map. A building in the neighborhood is marked and for the first time I realize that that’s the venue. At the entrance to the building, I am guided on to a higher floor. A board reads “OO Architects”. I enter and I am told, “Please wait here for a moment”, so I sit down and the scenery around me comes to my eyes. Oh, yes

Tue 01-03-2011 : Ketoru, Sakurai Keisuke


『Field Works - office』レビュー
雑誌「ケトル」(太田出版発行)
文:桜井圭介(作曲家、ダンス批評)

Thu 26-04-2012 : Volkskrant, Mirjan van der Linden


Springdance 2012

25/08/2010: Göteborgs Posten



Amund Grimstad on "Field Works-office" (Norwegian)


Perfeksjonistisk og med ein detaljrikdom som det verkeleg står respekt av skapar Heine Avdal og Yukiko Shinozaki teaterkunst ut av heilt kvardagslege trivialitetar.