Fieldworks: Season One Screening

April 11, 2016.

Now and There co-hosted the Boston debut of FIELDWORKS: Season One, A Blade of Grass’ film series, with Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Through film we explored the impact of socially engaged artists Mel Chin, Brett Cook, Pablo Helguera, Fran Ilich, Jan Mun, SexEd: Norene Leddy & Liz Slagus, and Jody Wood.

Following the screening Deborah Fisher, Founding Executive Director of A Blade of Grass (ABOG), took audience questions and we discussed the medium of film to disseminate ideas, ABOG's fellowship program, and the field of social practice.

I think social practice is an evolution of institutional critique.
— Deborah Fisher

FIELDWORKS: Season One films can be viewed for free on ABOG's website. For more in-depth information on the featured artists and their community participants and collaborators, check out ABOG's forum.

FIELDWORKS Season One is produced by RAVA Films and One Hundred Seconds with A Blade of Grass, a New York City based organization nurturing socially engaged art. 

Now and There was pleased to co-present FIELDWORKS as a powerful example of furthering the impact of public art. See our April Measuring Impact journal for more information.

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It’s not about makeovers,
it’s about self-esteem.
— Jose Montanez, Stylist and Project Participant in Jodi Wood’s Beauty in Transition