Fieldwork: Marfa is the joint project of two major European art schools, ESBA Nantes Métropole and HEAD-Genève. This international researcher-in-residence program is dedicated to the practice of art in public space, critical approaches to landscape and artistic projects based on field investigation methods. Residents are selected on the basis of the singularity of specific projects they present.
Fieldwork: Marfa caters to emerging artists, curators and/or researchers whose projects require immersion into the specific environment of Marfa and Texas territory, and encourages the development of experimental research methods, diverse modes of inquiries and fieldwork practices.
Fieldwork: Marfa is an inter-school research group that provides a framework for the incursions and endeavors of researchers-in-residence. The work itself fuels various joint projects, in the form of an ongoing annual program based on the participants’ residency schedules:
The Fieldwork: Marfa research program is based on a one-year academic cycle. This period, during which researchers develop their own personal projects, is punctuated by a number of pre-planned milestones:
The rest of the time, the researchers-in-residence are remotely but personally in touch with one of the research directors at at ESBA Nantes Métropole, or HEAD-Genève.
2016.06.01, The Annex, Crash Magazine
2016.09.26, Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault Launches New Projects for Fieldwork Marfa, French Culture
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