Stacy Brafield, contributor to Bergen Assembly 2019, is an artist, writer, and educator based in Bergen. She is a graduate of MA Fine Arts at Bergen Academy of Art and has adegree in Practical-Pedagogical Education from the University of Bergen. She has been teaching art-based workshops since 2008, is an initiator and organiser of community project Form.Classandco-founder of artist group TASC Ablett & Brafield.
Brafield´s research investigates relational aesthetics and the forms of social interaction and organisation. Brafield builds communities within her artistic practice, creating safe spaces for dialogue between different materials, processes and people. She creates conversational and material based thinking platforms that place the process right in the centre.
Brafield researches and highlights the overlooked in our society, investigating the ecologies that surround the rhythms of daily life while analysing the values and ethics of society and politics. Utilising multiple techniques which cohere appropriately and speak to the idea, the works form in text, sculpture, social interventions, painting and performance.
Introduction Days, 6.4.2019
Daniela Ramos Arias, Stacy Brafield, Andrea De Pascual (Pedagogías Invisibles): Education and Mediation of Bergen Assembly 2019 (talk and discussion, 60’)
The education and mediation of Bergen Assembly 2019 takes the three positions – Assembly of Idiots, Doing Assembly, and Assembly of Phantoms – as defined in Bergen Assembly 2019’s concept as a starting point. It provides an approachable and inclusive entry point to the triennial. The education and mediation focusses on utilising the triennial as a place for exchange, offering the opportunity to share experiences and knowledges, seeking positions that were not foreseen and remain open to the unexpected. The mediation and education will be run by Stacy Brafield and Daniela Ramos Arias and has been developed in collaboration with the collective Pedagogías Invisibles. For the Bergen Assembly Introduction Days, Stacy Brafield, Daniela Ramos Arias and Andrea De Pascual/Pedagogías Invisibles will introduce the education and mediation for Bergen Assembly 2019.