Field of Study

Field of Study is an experimental, residential study week which took place in July 2023 for eleven participants at The Mirror Institution in Öland, Sweden. The project was initiated by Opashona Ghosh, Emmeli Person, Liza Rinkema Rapuš, Dylan Spencer-Davidson, Mirjam Steffen and Iga Świeściak.

The programme’s focus was on de-individualizing artistic practice through peer learning methodologies. It sought to move away from competitive and extractivist modes of artistic study and production. Instead, the programme researched models that create space for artists to share resources. The week included peer-led workshops engaging with improvisational scores, social dreaming, mobilizing theory, documentation practices and labor extraction in the art world. Additionally it hosted screenings of works by Ane Hjort Guttu and Agus Nur Amal PM TOH.

Field of Study was realised with the generous support of Gwaertler Stiftung.

I gave a workshop with the 2021 cohort of Rupert’s Alternative Education Programme. We spent two days reading, moving, and discussing access needs, collaboration strategies, and how COVID has shaped our own relationships to our practice. The workshop culminated in a sharing of short performances.

Students: Linas Kristupas Gabrielaitis, Emma Bang, Austėja Masliukaitė, Virginia Russolo, Julie Marie Mønsted, Aistė Marija Stankevičiūtė, George Finlay Ramsay, Bea Xu, Valerie Tee Lee
Curated by: Tautvydas Urbelis

Workshop reader


Collective display of affection

Writing workshop at Camden Arts Centre hosted by the Peer Forum 2020 participants: Miriam Austin, Naz Balkaya, Harry Bix, Rosa Doornenbal, Lea Collet, Romeo Roxman Gatt, Maria Gorodeckaya, Zaiba Jabbar, Natalia Janula, Lou Marcellin, Eleni Papazoglou, Anna Souter, and me.


Age of Majority

Born into a dying future, today’s preadolescents are the first representatives of Generation Alpha – a generation likely to be faced with immense global challenges in their lifetime. Too young to be afforded a democratic voice, but born too late to wait around, many of them are starting to take direct action around the world.

Age of majority is choreographic performance by Dylan Spencer-Davidson, developed collaboratively with Dora (11), Effie (11), Ella Belle (11), Josephine (11), Maida (12), Mila (12), Jordan (10), Sidonie (11), and Deva Schubert. By consciously occupying public space and subtly disrupting social codes, the performers adopt »subject rebel positions« and test ideas around autonomy, self-esteem, identity formation, performativity and resistance.
Premiered at Tropez, Berlin