Biennial Lab project: 9000 Minutes
Field Theory is a collective of six artists committed to making and supporting art projects that cross disciplines, shift contexts, and seek new strategies for intervening in the public sphere. They blend arts curating with arts practice – supporting other artists as well as making new work as a collective.
Since 2010 they have produced a Colour Audit of a shopping centre, a walk from Melbourne to Sydney, a soap opera about space, and a new collection of holy families. In 2014 they initiated their annual program of site-responsive performance, Site Is Set. They helped realise a performance in an abandoned space museum, an intervention into the Melbourne Art Fair, a walk with grieving dog owners, and live hypnotism. In 2015 the group took over Calder Park Raceway, The Eureka tower, a suburban dance competition, and a family lounge room to present new performances. They also recently spoke for three days straight whilst living in an abandoned stadium in New Zealand.
Field Theory were honoured to receive a Theatre Leadership Initiative from the Australia Council in 2013 and in early 2016 received nominations for four Greenroom awards, winning a special award for contemporary curation.