Postcard from the exhibition: Open Field Symposium

Lecture Theatre, Level 3, RMIT Design Hub, Building 100 Crn Victoria and Swanston St, Carlton


Image–Daniela d'Arielli

The Open Field Symposium will examine some of the key ideas informing Super Field by looking at ways in which artists undertake fieldwork in remote locations. It will draw on a range of deep field projects to look at the reasons why artists choose to work in remote locations, and how fieldwork impacts on the work that they produce as a result. The symposium will also be a platform to discuss the concept behind the Super Field exhibition and the use of multi-channel sound and vision to create immersive encounters with place.

Speakers: Ben Byrne on undertaking fieldwork in
the Victorian Alps, Philip Samartzis on the practice of sound recording in extreme environments, Madelynne Cornish on documenting the ecoacoustic characteristics of Finland’s forests Polly Stanton on expanded listening in remote environments, David Burrows on the absurdity of human endeavour when measured against overwhelming nature and history and Martin Kay on considering the remote landscape of Ulleungdo Island through its built environment.

Free Event –

Wednesday 7/2/18

  • Symposium 1:00-4:00pm Lecture Theatre Level 3
  • Drinks & Exhibition 4:00-5:00pm Project Rooms 1 & 2