Yukiko Shinozaki’s (JP/BE) 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.
After studying classical ballet in Tokyo, Shinozaki moved to the US. She has studied contemporary dance and psychology at the Portland State University. After graduating, she lived in New York working as a freelance dancer as well as showing her solo works at various venues. In 1997 she moved to Brussels, where she worked with Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods until 2001.
Heine Avdal (NO/BE) studied dance, choreography and video at the Oslo National College of the Arts in Norway and at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. He has worked as a performer for various companies in Norway. Since 2000 he has been frequently collaborating with Yukiko Shinozaki.
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. Considering people’s preconceptions of spatial conventions and through slight shifts, or manipulations he searches for unexpected intersections between different components of a space.
Avdal investigates the blurred distinction between what is artificial and what is organic, by integrating different technologies in such a way that they become charged with presences, acquiring some kind of human quality.
Since 2000 Yukiko Shinozaki and Heine Avdal have - under the name of fieldworks - produced and created more than 19 different projects which have all been touring internationally. From 2015 on they are creating various versions of their site-specific production “carry on”.