Passive Activism |
lars schmidt

On Learning To Listen

Performances

Just Having Tea (series)
2016 -
Performances happen in various locations

The Way of Tea (Chado), which developed as an artform in its own right since the 15th century in Japan, is at the same time a path of knowledge and insight, as it is a Gesamtkunstwerk, a synthesis of artforms.

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I have no doubt that, within ten years, the fundamental Way of Tea will die out.
When it dies out, people in society will believe, on the contrary, that it is flourishing.
The miserable end - when it becomes completely a matter of worldly amusement – is now in sight.

The Way of Tea - this you should know - is just to boil water, make tea and drink it.

Sen no Rikyu, teamaster, 1589


Paris | 26.10.16 from Sonomama Collective on Vimeo.

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Placeholder #3
2019
Image: Delia Spatareanu
Directing, Performance & Sound: Cyril Lamar (aka)

"For all those working to defend the sanctity of Earth's precious land and life"

The Placeholder Series are performances and rituals in a public space.
Notions of ‘being in service’, of interrelatedness, and the concept of 'offering' are at their center.


Placeholder #4 from Cyril Lamar on Vimeo.

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What Happens To A World That Kills All Its Wolves?
2019
Image: Delia Spatareanu
Directing, Performance: Cyril Lamar (aka)

‘Sigurd Olsen reinforces that, which is the magic of wolves:
If a country is wild enough for wolves, then it is wild enough for the human spirit. If it is big enough for wolves, it is big enough to accommodate our primordial needs. Wolves make a country alive and complete, for without wolves (and in some places grizzlies) the country becomes merely a countryside, tamed because, though it may retain its beauty, it has lost its vitality.
If predators do not stalk the hillsides, then the ancient pact has been violated, and the prey species must live as semi-domesticated animals. Without wolves and their wildness the country lacks the very electricity of life.’

Jim Brandenburg, photographer, ‘Brother Wolf’


What Happens To A World That Kills All Its Wolves? from Cyril Lamar on Vimeo.

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Placeholder #1
2019
Image: Delia Spatareanu
Directing, Performance & Sound: Cyril Lamar (aka)


Placeholder #1 from Cyril Lamar on Vimeo.

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Placeholder #2
2019
Image: Delia Spatareanu
Directing, Performance & Sound: Cyril Lamar (aka)


Placeholder #2 from Cyril Lamar on Vimeo..

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Lines #1
2019


Lines #1 from Lars Schmidt on Vimeo.

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Nobodies
4K, w/sound, 2016

"...it is assumed that everything that happens, ranging from earthquakes, to gossip, to murder, to joy, to love, to laughter, and all the rest, is an incredible zig-zag of what might be seem otherwise to be unclassifiable and disordered experience, but is, in fact, all framed within the Shivaite concept of The Dance." - Gregory Bateson


Nobodies from Schmidt + Brecke on Vimeo

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Untitled
HD, silent, 2016


Bergen | 10.09.16 from Sonomama Collective on Vimeo.

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Solo Improvisation
HD, silent, 2016
Drome / France


Solo Improvisation T from Lars Schmidt on Vimeo.

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Conversation w/ two dogs
HD, silent, 2016
Catalunya / Spain


Conversation w/ two dogs from Lars Schmidt on Vimeo.

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Nourishing Installation
Glasgow, 2019


Nourishing Installation from Lars Schmidt on Vimeo.

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A Blanket for the Soil revisited
Drome Valley / France 2019


A Blanket for the Soil revisited from Lars Schmidt on Vimeo

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Rivercloud
HD, silent, 2014
Drome Valley / France


Rivercloud from Lars Schmidt on Vimeo.

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A Blanket for the Soil
Drome Valley / France, March 2010

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Conversation with Forest Trail in Winter
Drome Valley / France, March 2010