Basura by Ronconi Ludovico
Basura is Spanish for ’trash’ and the title of a new themed edit by Ronconi Ludovico featuring Michael Caria, Petar Stantchev, Michele Pace and Ronconi himself which originally started out as just an edit of Michael, but then spontaneously grew into something more which itself is destined to integrate a larger scale full-length video project, scheduled to drop next year.
Skateboarding culture has always changed. Year after year, the changes are clear; first there was the Berrics, then came Youtube ‘influencers’ and now, Instagram ‘stars’.
Nowadays, everything has to be done #ForTheGram, as though everyone else was just dying to know what you’ve done of your day; as a result of so many influences around us, it has become impossible to care about the best tricks being done and that whole commercial construction of a worldwide skateboarding rat race. Going to the same spot just to outdo someone else; is this really how low we got nowadays? Where is the pleasure of doing something with your friends with love and for a humble, common purpose, not expecting anything in return?
Every day on the streets of Barcelona, people are allowed to dump whatever kind of trash they have around their houses. Before some of it could disappear, we decided to give the items one last meaning and turned them into one-use-only skate spots. A spot where it does not matter how hard the trick or the lines are as, by design, nobody else ever will be able to conquer them in hopes for some social media empathy. We’ve all skated trash before; isn’t it great to go back to it?