Field Theory is a collective of Australian artists committed to making and supporting projects that cross disciplines, shift contexts and seek new strategies for engaging with the public sphere. Our work is a combination of making, performing, curating and producing that responds to the unique conditions of specific times and places.
We are passionate about collaborative processes and art that is embedded. We’re excited by methods of communication, time, change and unpredictable content. We believe in making things happen.
Our projects include a three day non-stop broadcast from an abandoned stadium in Christchurch NZ, a six day non-stop broadcast at Queen Victoria Market, a one-day eulogy for a Brunswick cafe, a survivalist bunker at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, and a podcast series about kids becoming art critics. Most recently, Field Theory took over Federation Square to pay tribute to a single mother from Ballarat, and released a 250 page artist book. Field Theory was recently co-awarded the 2020 Melbourne prize for Urban Sculpture.
Since 2010 we’ve supported projects as diverse as a colour audit of a shopping centre and a soap opera about space. Through our award-winning program of site-responsive performance, Site Is Set, we’ve enabled artists to present work in many unusual sites, from speedways to abandoned museums.
Field Theory is based in Narrm/Melbourne and acknowledges the traditional owners of the lands in which we create our work. Sovereignty was never ceded in Narrm.
Field Theory are: Jackson Castiglione, Martyn Coutts, Jason Maling, Sarah Rodigari, Lara Thoms, and producer Anna Schoo, supported by strategist Rebecca Burdon.