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.