The Field Network


Berlin, Germany

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Participants talk about The Field Berlin:

“The Field gave me space, time, a deadline and an audience which were necessary to create my newest solo work SPIN. It provided me with short term goals and landmarks, in a pressure-free environment, and an opportunity for exchange and dialogue with regards to my work.”

-Becca Hoop, Choreographer and Hoop Artist

“The Field helped me engage in the creative process again and recognize its inherent transformative potential. I feel that I rediscovered the joy of showing and seeing art work in a supportive group context, which challenges the individuals to see beyond their current projectíons, and thus allows for freedom and mystery to unfold.”

-Anja Beyer, Photographer and Performer

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Nächste Fieldwork Reihe für Künstler:

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March 25-May 20 2014

Dienstags 12:00 – 14:00

Im Künstlerquartier Bethanien

Mime Zentrum Studio
Mariannenplatz 2
10997 Berlin

 100€ (85€ bis 05.03.14)

Ist es schwierig für dich im täglichen Leben Zeit zu finden für deine künstlerischen Tätigkeiten?  Wünscht du dir eine Struktur, die dich motiviert regelmäßig zu arbeiten? Wünscht du dir eine Gruppe Künstlerkollegen, die dich anfeuern? Empfindest  du deine Arbeit manchmal als nicht ganz authentisch oder nicht so ausgearbeitet wie sie sein könnte

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Fieldwork ist für dich wenn du ein praktizierender Künstler,  Musiker, Performer, Komponist, Autor, Choreograph oder Designer bist. Es bietet dir einen wöchentlichen Termin um deine Arbeit weiterzuentwickeln, einen unterstützenden und ehrlichen Feedback-Prozess und eine Gemeinschaft von Künstlern, die beobachten wie dein Fortschritt  sich entfaltet. Am Ende von mehreren wöchentlichen Treffen steht eine öffentliche Präsentation der Arbeiten. Es wird hierbei sowohl Englisch als auch Deutsch gesprochen.

The Field, eine aus New York stammende Organisation zur Unterstützung von Künstlern allen Sparten, grundete 2009 eine Zweigstelle in Berlin. Zentrales Element der Arbeit von The Field Berlin ist Fieldwork, eine Feedbackstruktur für Künstler, die sowohl die individuelle künstlerische Entwicklung des Künstlers, als auch die konkrete Produktion und Präsentation neuer Arbeiten unterstützt.

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Fragen und Anmeldungen gehen an: thefieldberlin@gmail.com

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Next Fieldwork Session for Artists at Work:

This is especially worth checking out if you’re an ARTIST (any genre) new to Berlin and wanting to get connected, or just want some structure, support and feedback on your work.

Next Fieldwork Session for Artists at Work:
March 25 – May 20 2014
Tuesdays 12:00-14:00

in Kuenstlerquartier Bethanien
Mime Zentrum Studio
Mariannenplatz 2
10997 Berlin

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Do you struggle to find time for your artistic work in a busy life? Wish you had a structure that encouraged you to work regularly? Wish you had a group of artistic peers rooting for you? Sometimes feel like your work isn’t really your own, or isn’t as fully developed as it could be?

Fieldwork is for you if you are a practicing artist, musician, performer, composer, writer, choreographer or designer. It offers a weekly deadline for progressing your work, a supportive and honest feedback process and a community of artists watching your process unfold. Each multi-week session ends with a produced open showing of work. Sessions run in a combination of English and German.

The Field is an artists’ support organization based in NYC, which opened a site in Berlin in 2009. The core program of The Field is Fieldwork, an artists’ feedback structure which promotes both artistic development and the production and presentation of new work.

Questions and Registrations to: thefieldberlin@gmail.com

More about The Field: Contact Quarterly Inteview with Steve Gross and Diane Vivona

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about the field berlin:

a letter from our founder:

Berlin, May, 2009

The Field (www.thefield.org) was founded in New York City in 1986 to “help artists improve their artwork and counter the isolation that often comes with the territory of an artistic career”. It has now grown to an international network with an array of programs serving artists in many disciplines. One of the core programs of the Field is Fieldwork, a feedback structure that I have found rigorous, stimulating, challenging and productive. Participants meet weekly for a 10-week series to share their work and receive feedback using the Fieldwork system, developed in the 1980s by emerging choreographer Steve Gross and friends. More information on the Field and its origins is below and in a Contact Quarterly interview you can download with Steve Gross and Diane Vivona. The Field also organizes exchanges between sites that make touring vastly more affordable for many performing artists. A New York-Berlin exchange is in the planning stages, and we are also discussing connecting with our sister Field site in Amsterdam.

Since moving to Berlin, I’ve missed the support and challenge of Fieldwork so much that I’ve decided to bring it here. I was invited by The Field NY to spend this past weekend in New York at the Field Forward Network Conference, where I was trained as a facilitator, and I have been given the go-ahead to start a site in Berlin!

We’ll start our first Fieldwork session in the next few months. Fieldwork sessions are not curated, in order to make it available to artists in all disciplines and aesthetics, so this Fieldwork session will be first-come, first-serve and limited to 10 participants. Some of you have experienced the Field’s feedback system at post-performance feedback sessions that I’ve led over the past two years and have expressed interest already. I’m now going to build a larger Fieldwork-specific mailing list. To join the mailing list, click here- you’ll be the first to know when the first Fieldwork session is scheduled. And please forward this message to artists and art organizations in Berlin and surrounding areas who might be interested.

We are also in the process of creating partnerships with local arts organizations who would like to bring The Field to their members at a discounted rate. If your organization is interested, email thefieldberlin at gmail.com.

More information about Fieldwork is below, and in the Contact Quarterly article linked to here. I’ll keep you posted as The Field Berlin develops!

Warmly,

Rachel Brooker
Site Coordinator, The Field Berlin

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about the fieldwork feedback method

Fieldwork is a great opportunity for artists to share their work and get feedback in a very supportive atmosphere.  Originally started in the U.S., The Field is now in Berlin! It is a place to try things out, generate material, and put a spark in your ass to make and get your work out there.
Fieldwork workshops support the development of new work. At each meeting, participants present their works-in-progress and exchange feedback artist to artist. Guided by a facilitator, discussions are incisive and stimulating. The Fieldwork structure reveals how each piece is perceived by others and provides detailed information that helps participants hone their vision. By focusing discussions on what’s happening in the work and how those choices shape the work, the Fieldwork method supports the authorship of each artist. Many groups culminate in an informal showing open to the public.

• Gain new insight into your artwork
• Be motivated by a weekly deadline
• Hone your critical perception

Email us or join our mailing list for more information.

about the field international

press:

Contact Quarterly Inteview with Steve Gross and Diane Vivona

Back Stage article on The Field

the field’s mission:

The Field’s mission is to serve independent performing artists on a completely non-exclusive basis. This means that everything we do is open to artists from all aesthetic viewpoints, cultural backgrounds, and levels of development. Our priority is to create a climate where risk-taking and originality are championed, and where the broadest range of voices are included. Field programs are affordable, accessible, and rigorous. To support independent performing artists, The Field’s programs are directed toward the creation of new work and its dissemination.

The Field’s contribution to the vitality of the arts ecology has been recognized through long-term and continued funding from various organizations. These include the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, as well as foundations and corporations such as the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund, Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Jerome Robbins Foundation, and Starry Night Fund of the Tides Foundation.

– From The Field website, www.thefield.org

Rachel Brooker in My Patriot Act/ photographed by Amelia Shull

past events with the field berlin:

Wir haben seit 2009 fünf Reihen Fieldwork angeboten, einen Field Day (1-Tägige Fieldwork event mit offene Showing) und eine Europa-weiten Field Konferenz in Berlin, zusammen mit unsere Partner in New York, Vienna, Copenhagen, Amsterdam und Zürich. Wir haben in Partnership mit Schwelle7, Tanzfabrik und Mime Zentrum Berlin gearbeitet.

2012

Fall Fieldwork in Tanzfabrik, Sept-Okt 2012

2011

Winter Fieldwork

with Rachel Brooker and Alexis Baker

Artists will gather for five weekly meetings to show work and receive rigorous, supportive feedback following the Fieldwork feedback method, followed by a public performance of the participants‘ work at Tanzfabrik. This method has been used and loved by professional artists/choreographers at all stages of their careers as well as artists beginning their first choreographic experiments. It is not limited to dancemakers, but open to all art forms and genres.

Level: All levels

Art Forms: All art forms welcome

Language: English/German

Dates: Fridays, October 21 – November 18

12.00 – 14.00 h

Open Showing of work: 25.11.11, 20.00 h

Tanzfabrik Berlin

Möckernstr 68, Berlin Kreuzberg

http://www.tanzfabrik-berlin.de

Total costs: 105 Euros/85 Euros for early registration (until September 19th, 2011), includes shared rehearsal space at Tanzfabrik!

The Field is an artists’ support organization based in NYC, which has opened a site in Berlin, to “support artists in the development of their work and to combat the isolation which often comes with an artistic career“ (from thefield.org).

Why participate?

• Gain new insight into your artwork

• Be motivated by a weekly deadline

• Hone your critical perception

• Show your work at Tanzfabrik!

Registration Form Fall 2011

Send your questions and/or registration to: thefieldberlin@gmail.com

ART GROWS HERE: BERLIN
April 8th, 20 h, Tanzfabrik Berlin/Kreuzberg

ART GROWS HERE: EUROPE
April 16th, 20 h, Tanzfabrik Berlin/Kreuzberg

ART GROWS HERE: BERLIN
April 8th, 20 h, Tanzfabrik Berlin/Studio 1

An introduction to the Fieldwork feedback method
and sharing of work by:
Niloufar Shahisavandi
Felicitas Ritter
Rachel Brooker
Summer Banks
Patricia Woltmann
Laura Mello

1 – 5,- € donation suggested

ART GROWS HERE: EUROPE
April 16th, 20 h, Tanzfabrik Berlin/Studio 3

An introduction to the Fieldwork feedback method and
sharing of work by artists from The Field Network Europe:
Pele Bauch, New York
Meret Schlegel, Zürich
Sonja Augart, Amsterdam
Michael O‘Connor & Kerstin Olivia Schellander, Vienna
Rachel Brooker, Berlin
and other artists from The Field Berlin

pay as you wish

Tanzfabrik Berlin
Möckernstr 68, 10965 Berlin – Kreuzberg
http://www.tanzfabrik-berlin.de

What is The Field?
The Field is an artists’ support organization based in NYC which has opened a site in Berlin to „support artists in the development of their work and to combat the isolation which often comes with an artistic career“ (from thefield.org).

What is Fieldwork?
At The Field Berlin, artists gather for five weekly meetings to show work and receive rigorous, supportive feedback following the Fieldwork feedback method, followed by a public performance. You’re invited to see what we’ve been working on! Both April events include an introduction to Fieldwork and a chance to practice it with the artists.

For more on The Field Berlin or to participate in our upcoming
Field Network Europe Conference (April 16-17, 2011) contact us at thefieldberlin at gmail.com.

Curious? Come check it out, April 8th or 16th!

2010

Fieldwork at Tanzfabrik

Thursdays 03.03.-31.03.11, 12-14 Uhr

OPEN SHOWING OF WORK: 08.04.10, 20:00

Tanzfabrik
Möckernstr 68, Berlin Kreuzberg
Artists will gather for five weekly meetings to show work and receive rigorous, supportive feedback following the Fieldwork feedback method, followed by a public performance of the participants’ work at Tanzfabrik. This method has been used and loved by professional artists/choreographers at all stages of their careers as well as artists beginning their first choreographic experiments. It is not limited to dancemakers, but open to all art form.
The Field is an artists’ support organization based in NYC. The Berlin site was founded in 2009  to ”support artists in the development of their work and to combat the isolation which often comes with an artistic career” (from thefield.org).
Why participate?
• Gain new insight into your artwork
• Be motivated by a weekly deadline
• Hone your critical perception
 Show your work to a wide public at Tanzfabrik
 

total cost: 105 Euros

to register email thefieldberlin at gmail.com

Fall Fieldwork

Dienstags 07.09.-05.10.10, 12-14 Uhr

offene showing am 9.10.10, 20:00

Tanzfabrik, Möckernstr 68, Berlin-Kreuzberg

Artists, performers and writers of all genres will gather for five weekly meetings to show work and receive rigorous, supportive feedback following the Fieldwork feedback method. Fall Fieldwork will conclude with a public showing of work at Tanzfabrik.

Inquire/ register here.

FieldDay #1

The call for artists to participate in FieldDay #1 is out!

14. March, 2010
Workshop 11:00, Public Performance 19:00

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Uferstr. 6, 13357, Berlin-Wedding, www.schwelle7.de

FieldDay #1 is a non-curated performance/exhibition opportunity for artists to showcase and receive feedback on their work. It’s also a great way to get to know the Fieldwork feedback method and how it can serve your creative work.

FieldDay #1 includes:

1) a chance to show your work, with technical support

2) an introduction to the Fieldwork method

3) an opportunity to receive feedback on your work from other participants and the audience

Fieldwork is a system which artists to get feedback on their creative work in a rigorous and supportive environment.  The Fieldwork structure reveals how each piece is perceived by others and provides detailed information that helps participants hone their vision. By focusing discussions on what’s happening in the work and how those choices shape the work, the Fieldwork method honors the authorship of each artist.

• Gain new insight into your artwork

• Hone your critical perception

• Show your work!

Participating artists receive a performance/exhibition slot with technical support, and training in the Field feedback method. Writers, visual and video artists, musicians, and performing artists are all welcome. If you are unsure how your work would function in the space (for example, if you would like to bring a large installation) just contact thefieldberlin at gmail.com to discuss details.  All artistic disciplines and aesthetic viewpoints are welcome and encouraged.

Participation: 20 Euros.

You may show work in the formal performance, informally within the workshop, or participate in the workshop and learn the feedback method without showing work.  The public performance is free/donations accepted and will be publicized by The Field Berlin.

Fieldwork is carried out in German and English according to the needs of each group.

For more information or to reserve your place, contact facilitator Rachel Brooker at thefieldberlin at gmail.com. To join The Field Berlin mailing list, click here.

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2009

Rachel, Summer, Felix and Alissa have fertile minds.

ART GROWS HERE
a showing of works developed through the first ever Berlin Fieldwork session by:

Summer Banks
Rachel Brooker
Alissa Romanow
Felix Ruckert

Wednesday, October 28, 20:30
schwelle 7, Uferstr. 6, Berlin-Wedding
tix: sliding scale 5-12 euro (you slide yourself)

includes an introduction to the Fieldwork feedback method, which frankly rocks.
If you are an artist living in Berlin, you want to know about this organization-
if not, you want to see thoughtfully developed art. come see.

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Rachel, this is amazing! I hope the session goes well. We had a great start this summer and starting a fall session in October. Our showing will be on Wed. Dec. 16 if for any reason you will be in the states and passing through then. We should discuss exchanges!

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