"Fields”... arenas for action; social discourses; professional areas of practice; knowledge disciplines.
Field Trips: tours, excursions, forays. Research trips, adventures, residencies. Working in the forest, in old mining towns, in local suburbs, on farms. Artists placed in corporations, government departments, schools.
Ethnographic models, educational models, activist models, scientific models. “The artist as…”
Field as field.
Going for a walk. Site specific work. Community as site. Placemaking. Field Work.
Contributions to this special edition were invited to address some of the following concerns:
What opportunities for the creation of new knowledge are “out there, in the field”?
What new methods for artmaking are born when artists venture outside the art world - or indeed, take the artworld itself as field?
How do documentation, reportage, and writing help make field work visible and intelligible?
How do artworks define their own fields?
How does creative fieldwork relate to other traditions of research fieldwork?
How is fieldwork relevant to conceiving art practice as a form of research?
How is fieldwork formalised, mediated, communicated, aestheticised?