As if nothing has been spinning around for something to remember
© Hans Meijer


As if nothing has been spinning around for something to remember

From 10 till 23 November Fieldworks works in the studio of wpZimmer. In the frame of ICE HOT they got the offer to open the festival in the Dansens Hus in Oslo on the 10th of December 2014 with as if nothing has been spinning around for something to remember. This is a reworking of nothing’s for something for the big stage.

With nothing’s for something Heine Avdal and Yukiko Shinozaki are making a return to the theatre. Having focused primarily on space and the relationship between performers and spectators in their previous works, in this project their aim is to once again explore the body. nothing’s for something is therefore also a questioning of their own assumptions, of the ‘originality’ -if it actually exists- of their own motives. With Paul Klee, who danced while he painted, Rainer Maria Rilke, the perfectionist of form and method and Georges Perec, the master of stories of everyday life, as sources of inspiration, nothing’s for something wants to make visible what is hidden and expose the reality behind the visible world.


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.