ENG// The Unifiedfield is an independent art space and artist-run organization focusing on the experimental aspects of sound, video and performance art. It previously occupied a traditional complex amongst rice fields in Yogyakarta (Indonesia), subsequently moving into a cave in Granada (Spain) before settling in an antique building nestled in Granada’s historic Moorish quarters, the Albayzín, where it has been running its artist residency for the last three years. In 2013 The Unifiedfield initiated its Nomadic Artist-in-Residence Program in The Philippines and it is planning to establish a permanent residency in Siargao island in the near future.
ES// The Unifiedfield / el campo unificado es un colectivo de artistas autogestionado y espacio artístico independiente centrado en los aspectos experimentales del sonido, el vídeo y el arte de performance. The Unifiedfield instaló su primera sede en un complejo tradicional rodeado de arrozales en Yogyakarta (Indonesia); posteriormente se trasladó a una cueva en Granada (España), para finalmente establecerse en un antiguo edificio ubicado en el barrio histórico del Albayzín, donde los últimos tres años se ha llevado a cabo una residencia artística. En 2013 The Unifiedfield inició un programa nómada de artistas en residencia en Filipinas y en un futuro próximo establecerá una residencia permanente en la isla de Siargao.
OPEN CALL!: Nomadic Artist-In-Residence Program in THE PHILIPPINES. For more information, click here!
Next artists at The Unifiedfield Nomadic Artist In Residence Program in The Philippines:
- October 2014: Dienke Groenhout and family (Olango island – Cebu -Davao city)
- January 2015: Feliz Lucia Molina & Ben Segal (Manila- Baguio- Palawan – Olango island- Cebu).
Dienke Groenhout is an Interdisciplinary artist born in 1973 in Wageningen, The Netherlands. She graduated at the Minerva Art Academy in Groningen with an animated Road Movie. After a period of focussing mainly on painting and drawings, she shifted to installation building in 2004 making this her core business. ‘Interactive installations ask a direct participation of the public and that makes working as an artist much fun.’ In all the work is a strong element of story telling. Next to the installation building she has set up a Children’s Art School in 2011: the Makefactory. And in the same year became project developer at GBK, a professional artist network.
Dienke is traveling with her family, her husband Oscar and 4 children aged 4, 6, 8 and 10 around the world. The whole family will participate in giving Makefactory workshops during the travels. And Dienke herself is making a traveling artist project and exhibiting on location during the travels. By doing so they hope to connect to the local communities and children and bring joy and creativity and intercultural exchange.
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The Makefactory is an educational program to teach young children about contemporary art and how to use art as a tool to see possibilities. The core of our education is that we believe that almost any idea can be turned into a work of art. Even if it may look crazy at first! Art has no boundaries, there is nothing that needs to be proven and there is no “truth”. It is all about personal experience. In the Makefactory children learn how to develop ideas and think conceptual. They learn how to think of solutions to turn their ideas into a physical and visual work. This means that the outcome of the physical artworks can vary widely from film, to life-size drawings, to campaigns to games to search routes through the neighbourhood, and even ‘science like’ research projects. The main goal of the Makefactory is to inspire children to be curious, so they will ask questions, learn how to link different information and so become an innovative person that is able to think in possibilities instead of boundaries.