Fieldworks: Season One Screening

April 11, 2016.

Now and There and Massachusetts College of Art and Design screened the Boston debut of FIELDWORKS: Season One, A Blade of Grass’s film series.

It’s not about makeovers, it’s about self-esteem
— Jose Montanez, Stylist and Project Participant in Jodi Wood's Beauty in Transition, a mobile salon for women in homeless shelters.

Seven films on seven different projects explored the impact of their socially engaged art. The featured artists include Mel Chin, Brett Cook, Pablo Helguera, Fran Ilich, Jan Mun, SexEd: Norene Leddy & Liz Slagus, Jody Wood.

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

After the screening, Founding Executive Director of A Blade of Grass (ABOG), Deborah Fisher discussed the film, the field of social practice and the ABOG fellowship program with the audience. The FIELDWORKS: Season One films can be watched for free on their website. For more in-depth information on the community participants and collaborators in the featured socially engaged art projects check out their 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.