Field Works Office

28.–29. mars 2012

In their intimate and playful shows, the artist duo that is Heine Alvdal and Yukiko Shinozaki are on a search for everyday poetry.

«Field Works-office» is a location-based project, dissolving conventions in the non-theatrical space. In this piece the duo collaborate with the sound artist Fabrice Moinet, and cartoon artist and dancer Brynjar Aabel Bandlien. By the use of sound shifts and cartoon-like drawings, the performer's bodies and actions are pushed beyond their boundaries. By installing tiny changes to our reality, they create absurd and dreamlike "inbetween-worlds".

«Field Works-office»'s goal is to stimulate our imagination to a degree where we are able to see ourselves in different perspectives in our everyday life. "Field Works-office" premiered at the Gothenburg Dance and Theater Festival in August 2010 and has toured both in Europe and in Asia.

«Field Works» is a series of location based performances looking to infiltrate different terrains and layers in the artistic side of society. Codes and conventions in different areas are explored and discussed. Each location generate unique forms of expectations and prejudices about how we act in specific spaces. It explores the mythical and poetic aspects in social environments, how we absorb the space, but also how we are absorbed by it, and the effect our surrounding have on our behavior. The piece is very intimate and each audience member will have their own extremely personal experience. Previous shows include «Field Works-nature» and «Field Works-hotel», both created in 2009.

Consept, choreography & direction: Heine Røsdal Avdal, Yukiko Shinozaki. Created and performed by Heine Røsdal Avdal, Brynjar Åbel Bandlien, Fabrice Moinet, Yukiko Shinozaki. Sound design and AV electronics: Fabrice Moinet. Drawings: Brynjar Åbel Bandlien. Photo and video: Heine Røsdal Avdal. Producer: Heine Røsdal Avdal. Co-production: Nordic Excellence Network (Gothenburg Dance & Theater Festival, Perfect Performance-Stockholm, BIT Teatergarasjen Bergen, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma Helsinki, Black Box Theater Oslo, Teaterhuset Avantgarden Trondheim, Kulturhus Århus Denmark), L’animal a L’esquena (Celra, Spain). In collaboration with : Kaaitheater. BUDA Kunstencentrum. Vooruit Kunstencentrum. Supported by: Norsk Kulturråd, Fond For Lyd og Bilde, Fond for Utøvende Kunstnere, DU and Vlaamse Gemeenschap.