Lars Schmidt is a naturalist, poet, dance, performance and visual artist, sound explorer, improviser and facilitator.

His work, in his various roles, reflects an immersion in both Eastern philosophy and nature, integrating an approach of 'learning to listen' and contemplative practices as a reoccurring theme.

Formative years in New York City, Berlin and Glasgow.

Background and studies in music and the performing arts, fine arts, somatics, photography and film, ecology and anthropology, focusing on indigenous cultures and Eastern philosophies.

He has worked as actor for film and TV, as acting coach and director.

In dance and bodywork his path led from classical and modern dance training to working with postmodern dance forms, tango and improvisation.

He is an advocate and activist for nature protection and regeneration, creating wildlife gardens and pursuing research in animal behavior and communication, as well as in different fields of traditional craftsmanship and land use.

He holds a diploma of Applied Permaculture Design (applied ecological design) and has worked and lived with shepherds and on organic farms in France, Italy and Norway.

His artistic work meanders through the fields of music and sound art, photography, film and visual arts, poetry and performance.

He holds a Master of Fine Arts and Performance from Glasgow School of Art.

As curator and consultant he aims at building bridges towards indigenous and Eastern understanding, linking vision and practice, knowing and creating.

Lars has lived, worked and taught in major cities like New York, Paris, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Barcelona or Oslo.
He currently lives in Paris and in the Belgian countryside.

Lars is a member of the International Ecoart Network.

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