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Erik Schmidt

The catalogue “Gatecrasher” presents the latest films by the artist Erik Schmidt whose work brings together a range of media – drawing, photography, oil painting and film. Schmidt’s film trilogy regards itself as a portrait of the type of artist who passes through the various socio-psychological parameters of “society”. The point of departure is “Hunting Grounds”, an unconventional exploration of the concept of “Heimat” with hunting scenes from the Westphalian landscape; “Bogged Down examines the issues of illness and death against the backdrop of the Bad Driburg spa resort while “Gatecrasher concludes the trilogy with extravagant scenes somewhere between dance and rapture.

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"Erik Schmidt"

November 2010

ISBN 978-3-86678-483-3

20,00 x 26,50 cm

116 Pages

60 colored and 21 b/w illustrations

Softcover with flaps, bound, without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: German, English

Diotima Gesellschaft e.V.
Werkstatt Bleichhäuschen
Kunstverein Kreis Gütersloh e.V.
Marta Herford
Wiglaf Droste, Friederike Fast, Melanie Körkemeier, Roland Nachtigäller and Kito Nedo
graphic design
NODE Berlin Oslo
The illustrated book was published in connection with the cooperation project “Westphalian Fragments“ summer / fall, 2010, Marta Herford, Kunstverein Kreis Gütersloh e.V., Werkstatt Bleichhäuschen, Rheda-Wiedenbrück, Diotima Gesellschaft e.V. Bad Driburg.