Field Study Emanations by
Martha Aitchison . Antic-Ham . Artpool . Carlyle Baker . Vittore Baroni . Horst Baur . Julian Beere . John M Bennett . Bev Bills . Chameleon Lectra. JF Chapelle . Paolo Conti . Victoria Cooper . RF Côté . Marc Cuthbertson . David Dellafiora . Martin Desloovere . Gracie Edwards . Phil Edwards . Robyn M Fry . Antonio Gomez . Uli Grohmann . Susan Hartigan . Mardi Hirst . Invisible Books . Eberhard Janke . K.Frank Jensen . Magda Lagerwerf . Susanna Lakner . Ginny Lloyd . Serse Luigetti . Francis Van Maele . Peter Mueller . Emilio Morandi . Ken Naigus . Keiichi Nakamura . Andrew Maximilian Niss . Jurgen O.Olbrich . F’nL Osowski . Cheryl Penn . Benedict Phillips . Point d’Ironie . Ross Priddle. Bernd Reichert . Gianni Simone . Luke Sinclair . Glen Smith . Zoe Snyder . Doug Spowart . Angela Stadthaus . State Of Being . Carol Stetser . TICTAC . Alan Turner . Lutz Wohlrab
The Journal Of Field Study International
Welcome to the 19th edition of the Field Report marking the milestone of 20 years of Field Study. Conceived as a way of reclaiming the negative spaces between art and life, Field Study has expanded into a community of artists collectively creating the annual Field Report. Field Study celebrated its 20 years in the field in January with a gathering of new and old networkers on the steps of Tate Britain and later at the Morpeth Arms. The Artist’s Book Yearbook 2014-2015 (Impact Press) featured an article on Field Study by Sue Hartigan.
This year’s report is in memory of Swiss artist Günther Ruch (1942-2013) and Youth Development Officer Sue McKay (1960-2013). Both will be missed.
K Frank Jensen provides an insightful supplement of an emanation, with themes of infringement of personal liberty, surveillance and an Orwellian state. These themes are shared by Eberhard Janke’s ‘Big B(R)OTHER’ and Uli Grohmann’s ‘with friendly assistance of the NSA.’
Field Study networkers were active internationally. Horst Baur staged Papernews in China, while 38 countries were represented in the Mail Art Academy in Berlin, organised by Klaus Staeck and Lutz Wohlrab. Canada’s Circulaire 132 reached its 100th edition in 2013 and a number of projects, including Artery After School art workshops at Lara Library in Australia, introduced young people to mail art.
Julian Beere’s emanation of letters to the ghosts of past selves highlights the need to keep updating the Field Study Directory in order for it to be a useful network tool. Please get in contact if notice any details are incorrect.
I would like to thank Martha Aitchison and all the Networkers who came to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Field Study. Thanks also goes to Susan Hartigan, Geelong Arts Alliance, Sticky, the Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry and the Youth Development Unit, City of Greater Geelong.
A limited number of the 2013 Field Reports are available for sale cost $60 US (includes international p+p) email for details