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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Marseille | 02.08.16 from Sonomama Collective 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)

Whatever evaluation we finally make of a stretch of land, however, no matter how profound or accurate, we will find it inadequate.
The land retains an identity of its own, still deeper and more subtle than we can know.
Our obligation toward it then becomes simple: to approach with an uncalculating mind, with an attitude of regard.
To try to sense the range and variety of its expression—its weather and colors and animals.
To intend from the beginning to preserve some of the mystery within it as a kind of wisdom to be experienced, not questioned.
And to be alert for its openings, for that moment when something sacred reveals itself within the mundane, and you know the land knows you are there.

_Barry Lopez, Arctic Dreams


What Happens To A World That Kills All Its Wolves? from Cyril Lamar 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 'honoring' are at their center.


Placeholder #4 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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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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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