SCHLACHTEN | Baumringe | Lampedusa | Image © Julia Schmid

Baumringe (Tree Rings)

“The spiral as a symbol of all life and progress.
I am writing.
Losing myself. De-bordering myself.
My ritual for events that I cannot understand and do not want to understand from a human perspective.…
As slowly and cautiously as a snail.
With quill and ink on paper.
At one, starting to turn on the floor.
Until…
1928 the days of WW I
2076 the days of WWII
8000 the victims of the massacre in Srebrenica
22000 the victims of the massacre in Katyn
5278 refugees reaching Lampedusa in January 2011
19000+x refugees dying at sea near Lampedusa
Is man able to learn from history?
Does he want that at all?
How long will the spiral keep turning and when will it change its direction?
Will our way of thinking ever change?
Doesn’t our way of thinking finally have to change?
Aren’t we all one with nature and don’t we all turn in circles together as small parts of the same spiral?
Because…
Circling around each other we move
Searching with our thoughts
Towards this point
Opening up for us
To a space
Which without time and limits
Could be no space anymore
But
Pure existence.”

About Julia Schmid

*1980 Mutlangen
works and lives in Berlin

“Grown up in a small village in Southern Germany.
Not seen anything during childhood.
Therefore often doubted truth and despite and
in defiance of that
especially trained seeing.
At the age of 17 escape to England.
Discovery of photography.
Advanced art course. Abitur.
Escape to Munich. 2000.
Various jobs in photography and film, various doubts.
Study of photography, graduation 2008.
Escape to Berlin. Break with photography.
Various doubts.
Rediscovered drawing, writing and philosophy.
Free art.
Until today.
Various doubts in society and myself as a part of it.
Various participations in national and international exhibitions.”

www.juliaschmid.net

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Franziska Gußmann

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Sonia Barrett

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David Iselin-Ricketts

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Dorota Nieznalska

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theater 89

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Chris Avis

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Mimouni El Houssaine

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The Maharaj Trio

SCHLACHTEN | Refugees KM | Image © by Dan Farberoff

Refugees KM

SCHLACHTEN | Schritte | Image © Sebastian David

Sebastian David

SCHLACHTEN | ECCE HOMO| Image © Christa Panzner

Christa Panzner

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Khadija Tnana

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Emily Pütter

SCHLACHTEN | Photonovel #3 – Work In Progress | Image © Angiola Bonanni

Angiola Bonanni

SCHLACHTEN | SELF diss played | Image © Isabella Gresser

Isabella Gresser

SCHLACHTEN | Shadows of Memories | Image © Gisela Weimann

Gisela Weimann

SCHLACHTEN | Zu Hause | Image © Harry van der Woud

Harry van der Woud

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Julia Schmid

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Miguel Mothes

SCHLACHTEN | Kriege keinen Frieden | Image © Ursula Heermann-Jensen
SCHLACHTEN | Evaporating Borders | Image © Iva Radivojevic

Iva Radivojevic

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Said Messari

The Right to Leave | Image © Sharon Paz

Sharon Paz

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Salva Nebot

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Khaled Al-boushi

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