THE NATURAL CIRCUS
Mountains and Rivers
Lars Schmidt might be described as a sort of modern day drop out.
He is a nature lover. Some say he is a poet.
He grew up in a small village, spending most of his time outside.
Since then he has been wearing many hats.
He has worked as ice-cream vendor, truck driver, actor for film and television, barman, kitchenhelp, acting coach, theater director, tango teacher, gardener and landscaper, filmmaker, model, shepherds help, musician and singer, meditation instructor, doorman or photographer...
International conferences with academics and politicians, club or contemporary art scenes, life on organic farms, collaborations with movie stars, or times at the military are parts of his pathway.
He has lived in luxury villas, run down squats, expensive hotels, and a couple of vans.
He knows the life of mountain shepherds as well as the bustling of metropoles like New York, Paris, Buenos Aires or Berlin.
In short: He has made the round enough to experience the absurdity of modern civilized life and at some point he had to leave (which in itself surely isn't less absurd.)
He would like to give 'mountains and rivers' a voice.
First and foremost for their own sake.
But he says that he thinks, that the most important thing that can be learned in these times, can be learned from mountains and rivers.