proudly presents @sirazoeschmid 3/3
This feature gives a glimpse of Sira Zoé Schmid's most recent works - partly still in progress - which she developed while on a residency in Chicago in the spring of this year. In her two-channel video performance "Desert Flower" (2017) a woman - the artist herself - walks away from the camera into the infinite desert until she vanishes. The work deals with the topic of loss and disappearance of loved ones, while also reflecting on the act of walking as a meditative moment. Set in California's Mojave Desert near the Trona Pinnacles, Sira Zoé Schmid, as always, works with a fixed camera position, enabling her to be performer, director and camerawoman all at once. In her new photographic work the artist continues to engage with her long-term topic of borders and separations and their manifestations in urban space, in this case in form of stone walls and wire mesh fences that can be commonly found in Chicago's neighborhoods. Sira Zoé Schmid studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and lives and works in Vienna and Salzburg.
Desert Flower, Mojave Desert 2017, two video performances, photography, object
Untitled I & II, Chicago 2017, photography
Fences | Separations | Segregations | Borders … "How to live together?", Chicago 2017, photography, object, text
© Sira Zoé Schmid, 2017
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