During Field Work sessions this winter, performance artist and choreographer Octavio Campos found himself treading in strange waters. It was a really humbling experience for me. I think The Field is something every artist should go through, he says. The Fields 10-week workshops brought painters, dancers, performers, video artists, and photographers together to present new projects. At the end of each session, a facilitator led a discussion in which participants gave each other feedback. It was intense, Campos adds. During the sessions, Campos developed Cell, a kooky hybrid theater piece based on conceptual crank calls. I was playing Russian roulette with my cell phone and randomly dialing numbers on my contacts list. I ended up calling American Airlines and booking a dozen first-class seats for a flight to Paris, he laughs. I couldnt believe the tickets would cost $16,000.
Tonight at 8 and tomorrow at 4 at 801 Projects, Camposition Studio and The Field/Miami are presenting Field Day, an informal revue of the works created by the group this winter. Its going to be a wild show, Campos gushes. We will have some deconstructed flamenco, a bunch of edgy performances, and even a stop-motion animation. Suggested donation for the event is $8.01.
Sat., March 8, 8 p.m.; Sun., March 9, 4 p.m., 2008