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lars schmidt

Mountains and Rivers are Speaking

Passive Activism
Mountains and Rivers are Speaking

"What would our human endeavors look like if we learned a new way of being in the world?"

"Not unlike an ancient Japanese teamaster, whose abilities and knowledge had to range from the plantation and preparation of tea and food, to garden design, architecture, philosophy, spiritual understanding and practices, pottery, poetry and calligraphy, altogether laying out the Way of Tea, I would like to propose a concept of artistic expression that mirrors the understanding of the Way of Tea (Chado), or Teaism as a way of life."

"I think we are at a threshold.
We, as a species, cannot afford any more practice or research of any kind, that is not intended to serve the entire ecological community."

"If you feel the desire to look for a purpose in what we call art, I would say that one purpose could be to offer a gateway, and eventually reveal a sort of ungraspable and indefinable essence that is always here, yet hidden by a world of names and forms.
In other words: artistic expression may point at our common origin."

Lars Schmidt