~in-the-fields (Nicole Heidtke and Stefan Baumberger)
To describe a system is basically to construct a new one. ~in the fields attempt to condense specific moments into inventions of autonomous, cocooned systems. Their work is based on research into natural phenomena and poetic moments – the growth of plants, the metamorphosis of creatures and ecological issues. Over the last three years the main focus of their research has been the phenomenon of the persistence of vision.
~in the fields realise interactive and/or sensitive computer-supported installations & objects. They are also interested in re-using old media & mechanical principles and using renewable energy. Their working method is interdisciplinary, combining art with science and philosophy with poetry.
~ in the fields is a collaborative partnership between Nicole Heidtke and Stefan Baumberger founded in Edinburgh in 2005. Following their residency at Stills they have undertaken the Scottish Arts Council’s New Media Residency at Abertay University, Dundee and have recently commenced the Digital Artist Residency at the Highland Hospice, Inverness.