Schmidt utilizes “local ingredients” and works from the body to create durational sculpture installation. Her body becomes a measure for time and scale and also a fellow performer to the objects in her surroundings. These scenes exist between still life and happening as materials engage with one other - exercising a language of play and magical realism. The artist uses this practice to explore abstraction, vision and presence.
Notes on IRL:
Performed by Eva schmidt and Chilean artist Sebastian Escalona, IRL (In Real Life), is an exploration of relationship and time in the digital age. She will engage with a cast of electronic devices as a way to conjure a new language of movement and feeling!
Eva is an artist working in the visual, performing and culinary art fields. Across these forms, her work explores themes of lifespan, vision and alchemy. Eva worked professionally in New York City for ten years as a visual, movement and culinary artist - collaborating with and working for artists such as Jeff Koons, Kota Yamazaki, Cori Olinghouse, Paul Matteson, Yoko Inoue, Divya Alter among others.