The Field Network


Vienna, Austria

The FieldDay Vienna 2012!

Everybody’s doin’ it!

In collaboration with Tanzquartier Wien

SAT 17. NOV. 2012 – 13.00 TQW / Studios
MIKE O’CONNOR (USA/A)

Workshop: Field Methode
Feedback-Workshop for artists

17.11.
SAT 13.00 – 19.00

Unique opportunity for an intensive session in the Field Method!
REGISTRATION FOR THE FIELD DAY
starts on MON 29.10. at 9.00

contact:training@tqw.at

Learn how to discuss work without giving suggestions. Bring finished or developing work to show to a practice audience!

Fieldwork is a process in which a small group of artists meet to show their work in any stage of development, receive feedback from the other participants and practice giving articulate feedback to the others. The structure of Fieldwork has two main elements:

1. The work shown, is done so without any explanation and
2. The feedback given is non directorial and non suggestive.

Therefore, the artist allows their work to stand on its own and is able to hear honest, critical feedback as the other participants only speak to what is shown. Work presented should be under 10 minutes.

Fieldwork is open to dance and theatre artists, musicians, visual artists and writers. Fieldwork is guided by a peer artist who is experienced in the Field method and ensures each artist gets the same amount of time in a supportive atmosphere.

Important practical information:
The session is free and only open to the first 8 participants to sign up, on a first come basis. Artists should be professionally creating work in their field of art for at least 2 years. Participants who have completed a previous Fieldwork session may register again.

To register:
Concerning questions, more information or to sign up, contact:training@tqw.at
Registration begins MON 29.10. at 9.00 by email. Please send your name and your telephone number.

Michael O’Connor BFA Univ. of Utah, worked with cie Willi Dorner from 2003-2010. Michael is the Wien branch facilitator for the Field organization based in NYC, which through TQW gives artists a place to show work and receive feedback. He was listed in the 2008 BalletTanz magazine as the ‘dancer to watch’ in Vienna for his own choreography and performance in his piece entitled ‘a waiting dog dies.’ Michael received a 2010 Turbo Residency scholarship at ImpulsTanz where he continued his research of his drag persona, Jai Jai Sincere. In 2011 Michael premiered his new work ‘You are the Subject of my seeing” at TQW and the solo NEWS at ImpulsTanz. He has also worked with Georg Blaschke, Alain Buffard, Paul Wenninger and Barbara Kraus. In 2012, Michael was guest faculty at Arizona State University teaching creative practice and collaborating on a new duet. He also taught Technologies of Love this summer at ImpulsTanz. www.awaitingdog.com

The Field is a place where artists can be continuously supported in the development of their creative process by receiving and practicing critical feedback in small groups.  The Field invites a variety of artists in all disciplines and stages to come together locally and internationally under a structured weekly time frame.

Fieldwork method

Fieldwork is a process in which a small group of artists meet to show their work in any stage of development, receive feedback from the other participants and practice giving articulate feedback to the others. The structure of Fieldwork has two main elements:
1. The work shown, is done so without any explanation and
2. The feedback given is non directorial and non suggestive.
Therefore, the artist allows their work to stand on its own and is able to hear honest, critical feedback as the other participants only speak to what is shown.
Work presented should be under 10 minutes.

Fieldwork is open to dance and theatre artists, musicians, visual artists and writers.
Fieldwork is guided by a peer artist who is experienced in the Field method and ensures each artist gets the same amount of time in a supportive atmosphere.

The Field Wien has had workshops with TQW

  • Winter 2012
  • Winter 2011
  • Winter 2010
  • Fall 2009
So what are all the benefits of the Field?
  • Artist-to-Artist communication.
  • Deadlines .
  • Honest, supportive, rigorous, detailed Feedback.
  • Respectful and trustful environment.
  • Non curated.
  • International Network.
  • Practice performance.
  • Reflecting on creative work.
  • Artists are supported in their creative process.
  • Meet new artists and develop relationships.
  • Its Free.

Official contact: Site Organizer/Facilitator- Mike O’Connor

thefieldwien@gmail.com

Co-facilitator: Kerstin Olivia Schellander

To register:

Concerning questions, more information or to sign up, contact: training@tqw.at

 


Comments from past participants:

“Through fieldwork I got to know a very helpful, clear method to communicate feedback, which allows me to be respectful and still say what I was disturbed  by. Fieldwork helps seeing what you are really showing and therefore helps to show what you want to show.” Lina Maria Venegas- Colombia

“Because of fieldwork I needed to work continuously, [and] I started working together with another participant – and we would like to continue that. Plus I enjoyed very much to get to know the other participants and to see how they are working.” Paula Pfoser- Austria

“Listening to other people giving feedback often made me choose my words differently. I liked the high alertness and sometimes even carefulness in the language. What is most challenging to me is to bring a thought to an end, to make a cohesive statement and the workshop certainly gave me more trust in that.”- Malika Fankha -Switzerland

“I feel I finally found a way where I  can give and receive feedback without anyone’s feelings getting hurt.”- Magda Chowaniec- Poland




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