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Kevin Schmidt, EDM House

Kevin Schmidt, EDM House (2013), production image [Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver BC, Mar 28-Jun 1] Courtesy of the artist and Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver

Kevin Schmidt

Contemporary Art Gallery
Vancouver BC – Mar 28-Jun 1, 2014

Schmidt burst on to the art scene 12 years ago with Long Beach Led Zep (2002), a single-channel video where the artist performs an electric guitar version of “Stairway to Heaven,” accompanied by an oceanfront sunrise and a gas generator. Since then, Schmidt has given us a number of videos that recall both the sublime landscapes of Caspar David Friedrich and the recovery narratives of Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson and the Bible.

For this exhibition, Schmidt debuts two new works. In EDM House (2013), the artist festoons a 1905 Norwegian settlers’ cottage in the North Okanagan with coloured lights timed to match an electronic dance music soundtrack. In High Altitude Balloon Harmless Amateur Radio Equipment (2013), he attaches a camera to a hot air balloon, sends it to the heavens and, with the help of a transmitter, retrieves the fallen camera and the pictures it has taken.

While these new works are consistent with the adventurousness of past projects (some of which involve trips down rivers and installations in the Canadian subarctic), EDM House also functions as a narrowcast radio station available to passing motorists: a house whose address is not merely where it is in the landscape but, according to the sign outside, where it can be found on the FM band (88.1).

Michael Turner

Kevin Schmidt, EDM House

Kevin Schmidt, EDM House (2013), production image [Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver BC, Mar 28-Jun 1] Courtesy of the artist and Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver


Kevin Schmidt, High Altitude Balloon Harmless Amateur Radio Equipment

Kevin Schmidt, High Altitude Balloon Harmless Amateur Radio Equipment (2013), production image [Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver BC, Mar 28-Jun 1] Courtesy of the artist and Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver

Kevin Schmidt, High Altitude Balloon Harmless Amateur Radio Equipment

Kevin Schmidt, High Altitude Balloon Harmless Amateur Radio Equipment (2013), production image [Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver BC, Mar 28-Jun 1] Courtesy of the artist and Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver


 Sun, Apr 6, 2014