6. i 7. 12., residence @ &TD theatre
8. 12., 17:00 – 19:00 te 9. 12. 13:00-15:0, performances @ bio&bio store, Radnička cesta 49.

Borrowed Landscape consists of a series of location-inspired performances set in diverse private and public spaces. Previous editions took place in a model house, a shopping mall, and the foyer of a theatre. The title of this project is derived from the Japanese term shakkei. It refers to the technique used in Japanese traditional garden design of integrating the surrounding existing landscape into the composition of a garden. This approach is reflected in the unique way in which Heine Avdal and Yukiko Shinozaki bring together different realities in the specific urban sites they choose to investigate.

Avdal and Shinozaki’s inventive, subtle and often humorous interactions with the chosen locations, their slightly exaggerated movements or incongruous actions and the ingenious soundscapes developed by long-time collaborator Fabrice Moinet, insert poetry into those spaces that define our personal and professional lives. At the same time, the hybrid realities created in this way invite the (accidental) audience to take a step back and look again, to interact with and experience these ordinary spaces differently and to rethink the notion of the everyday itself. fieldworks’ alluring performances reveal our routines, make us conscious of how the spaces we use every day are constructed, and of how we move and are made to move through them.

Concept and direction: Heine Avdal, Yukiko Shinozaki
Sound design and electronics: Fabrice Moinet, Johann Loiseau
Texts: excerpts from Borrowed Landscape-Yokohama#2 by Yukio Shiba (translated and adapted by: Sara Jansen and Yukiko Shinozaki)
Performed by: Heine Avdal, Heine Avdal, Šiško Horvat-Majcan, Lana Hosni, Nataša Kopeč, Nina Kurtela, Hrvoje Perc, Ivana Rončević
Voices: Rannei Grenne, Ingrid Haakstad, Håkon Vadstein Karlstad, Erikk McKenzie, Fabrice Moinet, Sarah Kohne, Leo Preston, Eivind Seljeseth, Taka Shamoto, Yukiko Shinozaki, Sachiyo Takahashi, Sigrid Marie Kittelsaa Vesaas, Heine Avdal

Within apap-Performing Europe 2020 project, Student Centre Zagreb, supported by Creative Europe Programme of the EU. Supported by Flanders State of Art and Ministry of Culture, Croatia (Series of Flemish-Scandinavian authors).

Heine Avdal (NO) has been active in the fields of contemporary dance, performance, video and visual arts. In recent projects, his focus has been on the distribution of space. He questions how spatial conventions affect the way we experience and move through private/public spaces. In this context, Avdal also questions how technology is being used or, can be used in acquiring new meanings and perceptions on the human body and on our daily surroundings.

Yukiko Shinozaki’s work focuses on internal complexities and contradictions of the body. The process of transformation takes an important role in her movement vocabulary: through subtle shifts and manipulations, familiar actions slowly transform into an unfamiliar realm/landscape. She considers artistic collaborations as an important factor in her work and she consciously integrates coincidental elements that arrive in encounters with different artists and situations. She often works in an intuitive way, yet she is also fascinated by something beyond her imagination.

Avdal and Shinozaki together started their own company fieldworks. Since 2000 more than 20 productions were created, which all have been touring internationally.



Heine Avdal & Yukiko Shinozaki – Borrowed Landscape-trailer from fieldworks on Vimeo.