AI GENERATED LIMITED EDITION FINE ART PRINTS & OI PAINTINGS (collaboration with THE GHOST)
Exploring the Boundaries of Art and Technology: WHERE AI MEETS CANVAS //
ongoing exhibition at Vienna City Hall / Rathaus Vienna, – moving on to Galerie Roland Puschitz on Jan 12th 2024. Vernissage: January 12, 18h at Galerie Roland Puschitz, Sechshauser Str. 116, 1150 Wien
photography for cd booklets, social media content, campaigns, magazine content as well as concert announcements including work for / with: Nhoah, Mia., Tangowerk, Louie Austen, Nazan Eckes, Violetta Parisini, Zinnober, and many more
selection of some of my artistic work produced in the theater and museum kontext. including her own artistic projects and video installations as well as Stage Videos for Theater Production of Syrian director Rafat Alkazhouk.. .. for Ruhrfestspiele , stage videos for experimental theater production WE IN EXIT, and artistic Documentary BORING RIVER with Rainer Prohaska, produced for Donaufestival.. ..
selection of press photos, album covers, videos and concert flyers created for contemporary classical & jazz musicians including Berlin Counterpoint, Efrat Alony, Ed Partyka, Sacha Rattle, Simon Zöchbauer, Susanne Paul, and many more
Die Funktion die Religion und Spirtualität einst übernommen haben, wird heutzutage oft in der Freizeitwelt mit ihren Werten Zügellosigkeit, Sich gehen lassen, Glück, Rausch, Leidenschaft und Spass ersetzt. Dieses Video/Performance-Projekt befasst sich mit diesem “Ersatz”, der in unserer entwurzelten Generation zum Vehikel wurde, um die vorherrschende Selbstentfremdung zu überbrücken.
VIDEO excerpts featured in this Teaser: MIA. Mausen MTV Version, interactive stage Videos for Willkommen im Club Tour / Band MIA. (Rock am Ring), MIA. Mein Freund Unidentified Flying Video remix feat. Nikolai Kinski, stage videos 4 theatre play WE IN EXIT, The last trick (short movie), We beg you to seduce us! (short movie), Auto PilVolI (Art installation), HAU / catch me if u can (art video installation).
@ Carola Schmidt 2010 / Music: “Turbine Womb” by Soap & Skin
“Scream” is displayed as a one to three channel Video Installation.
DIE SCHWARZE ROSE.
“Die Ausstellung handelt von den treibenden Kräften der menschlichen Natur, die über den Verstand hinausgehen, den dunklen Instinkten in unserem Innersten und Verborgensten, der Essenz der Kunst. Trinken und Essen sind Wünsche, die erfüllt werden, aber der Körper kann sich nicht die goldenen Reflexionen einer fremden Haarlocke oder den Glanz einer anderen Haut aneignen. Nur das begehren erstickt die Flamme mit dem Feuer. Die Kunst bevorzugt das unzerstörbare Begehren, es ist der Appetit ohne Überdruss, es ist das Leben ohne Tod. Die schwarze Rose.”
(Hilario Galguera. Text to the Exhibition La Rosa Negra.)
click “read more” to read a text by Carly Fisher about “Scream”…
The face of a girl caught in the act of watching. We watch her, transfixed, as she is transfixed by what she is watching. The girl is a face in the crowd. By chance she has been found and she transforms into someone. She is watching someone on a stage that we will never see. We can only see them through her face. In this extreme act of voyeurism we are privy to her every vulnerability. She explodes, screaming, hysterical before withdrawing into self-conscious reflection. Constantly slipping, masked and unmasked, the face as facade and window is exposed. She mimics the show, re-positioning what is staged and backstage.
Scream Schmidt shifts focus between multiple viewing points of the act of watching at a rock concert. Arriving...
a selection of commercial artist portraits / band photos –
pictures beyond showing portraits of: Berlin Counterpoint (press fotos, album covers),Tangowerk, Mieze Katz / MIA., Louie Austen, Nazan Eckes, Kat Frankie, Michael Nyman, The Prodigy, Bella Berlin, Grace Jones, Nhoah, Berlin Comedian Harmonists, Sacha Rattle , Peter Fox, Violetta Parisini, Adriana Varela, Chino Laborde, Ed Partyka, Efrat Alony, Ina Viola *
A Film by Carola Schmidt WE BEG YOU TO SEDUCE US! was Awarded the Diagonale Prize for best Newcomer Film.
Text by Carly Fisher
’We Beg You to Seduce Us’ is a travel through a young woman’s mind that is strung out between old victorian virtues and a contemporary life style.
We find ourselves in Surrealistic settings and expressionistic film inspired worlds, that reminiscence eclectically of films like Wiene’s ’The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’ (1919), Luhrmann’s ’Moulin Rouge’ (2001) and Maddin’s The Saddest Music in the World (2003).
The main character is played by the artist Carola Schmidt herself. In the film she is presenting the artist as a sinner, as someone who is empri- soned, struggeling with social adaptability and conventions.
Schmidt looks at a drawing of a staircase that is perfectly identical with a staircase in the film and thereby creates confusement about who or what is in control. Schmidt is insinuating that what we see is already a plan, but leaves it up to the viewer to decide whether it is destiny or sub- jective control.
The most interesting about her film is how she creates characters that shift in representation. A male seducer and joker suddenly plays a priest that is being seduced.
Schmidt’s character shifts betweeen being seducer and being seduced and her character also suggest a shift between mentor and student.
The film is filled with metaphorical elements such as doll heads that are being destroyed. The destruction of pretty little doll heads seem like a struggle of having to deal with...
while shooting the doku we created a video portrait of Inna Shevchenko, founder of FEMEN – the girls areagain under massive threats these days. i wish them all the best! take a moment – please listen to her – and if you want to support Femen – www.femen.org
“… when you realize, how far you can go for your ideas …!”
filmed & edited by Carola Schmidt
Tango Dance Improvisation by Virginia Uva & Cesar Agazzi / La Catedral Buenos Aires
Song “Lost in Weltschmerz” – Nhoah feat. Mieze Katz – released on Tangowerk / R.O.T / Universal
feat. two times Karate World Champion Enis Imeri: To the Song “Ich&R” by Beatmaster shaban, The warm up routine is turned into a dance Choreography transforming the feeling of fragilty into strength and concentration.. the video portraits are capturing the deep concentration before and the total exhaustion after the fight.
Moving between film, video, performance and photography, the Series Rites of Energy Canalisation explore the transitions from emotional object to emotional state, flowing into the artistic state of mind . Ecstasy, seduction and euphoria are the central motifs. A depiction of phenomena, aimed at revealing important and fragile values of today’s society. Rites of Energy Canalisation reflects the desire to surrender to one’s own divinity, in order to overcome an increasing self-alienation. The video works artistically depict and ritualize euphoric states of today’s leisure society. The result is a reduction of these states to absurdity and a mantra of vicarious satisfaction.
feat. Enis Imeri & Karatekas, Music: Shaban “Ich & R” Kamera: Tim Scherret
Beside her gallery/exhibitional work, the ARTIST Carola Schmidt works as DIRECTOR/PRODUCER and founded the Film and Photo Production Company Unidentified Flying Video in 2007 . Since 2008 she is also PERFORMING on stage as her alter Ego Lulu Schmidt.