This souvenir shop sells the collection of handmade Field Experiments objects. Most objects are one of a kind, the rest are in very limited editions. Field Experiments is a nomadic design collective that explores traditional crafts by engaging in collaborative making with local craftspeople in diverse regions around the world. Underpinned by cross-cultural exchange, we produce projects, products and ideas across multiple formats including furniture, clothing, video works, publications, exhibitions, interiors, installation and printed materials.
The inaugural Field Experiments project was conducted over three months in Bali Indonesia. From June - September 2013, we set up a studio and home in Lodtunduh, a farming community situated on the outskirts of Ubud. We 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 100 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.
Field Experiments is Benjamin Harrison Bryant, Karim Charlebois-Zariffa and Paul Marcus Fuog.