FIELD EXPERIMENTS DAILY OFFERING:
Field Experiments has assembled a Shrine to the Souvenir in the new KIOSK shop. At noon when KIOSK opens they will make a daily offering at the shrine – selling one handmade Field Experiments souvenir every day for thirty days. The daily ritual honors their Balinese friends, collaborators and makers.
Field Experiments is a nomadic design collective that explores indigenous crafts by engaging in collaborative making with local craftspeople in diverse regions around the world. The inaugural Field Experiments project was conducted over three months in Bali, Indonesia. From June - September 2013, designers Benjamin Harrison Bryant, Paul Marcus Fuog and Karim Charlebois-Zariffa set up a studio and home in Lodtunduh, a farming community situated on the outskirts of Ubud. They collaborated together and conducted daily experiments in stone masonry, wood carving, batik, painting, basket weaving, kite-making with a selection of local craftspeople. The project explores the re-assemblage of cultural craft objects in a tourist-driven economy. It resulted in the making of more than fifty one-off objects that examine the influence of transnational exchange in the making process. Field Experiments proposes how a souvenir can manifest and encourage cross-cultural learning and understanding.