Fieldworks is the organization that creates, produces, distributes and promotes the artistic work of Heine Avdal and Yukiko Shinozaki.
Heine Avdal and Yukiko Shinozaki’s work is concerned with “performativity” and allows for an open interpretation of movement as a heterogeneous combination of a variety of media. Consequently, the artists draw on a broad range of disciplines and expertise: performance, dance, visual arts, video, music, and technology. They collaborate with various artists, who each contribute concepts and ideas to the artistic process, using their own individual approach and medium of choice.
Every performance plays on the tension and contrast between the body and objects, the body and the mind, fact and fiction/representation, the tangible and the invisible, the organic and the artificial. Recurrent themes in Avdal and Shinozaki’s productions include the relationship between performer and spectator, the non-hierarchical approach to the various elements of a performance, and the exploration of both theatrical and non-theatrical environments.
fieldworks is the successor to deepblue, the collective in which Heine Avdal and Yukiko Shinozaki, along with sound artist Christoph De Boeck, have realized their projects between 2002 and 2012. The organization is based in Brussels, Belgium.