Dornelândia

We are hosting an exhibition all the way from Brasil at Vladimir 2018. Dornelândia is a collaborative project between skaters and artists. The product of this collaboration is going to be presented at the Brioni hotel in Fažana on Thursday 27th of September starting from 19:00 h.

During four months, Alexandre Cotinz, Murilo Romão e Renato Custódio occupied an artistic space named Esquesso, located in Largo da Batata – one of the most iconic skate and culture spots of São Paulo.

An experimental project of investigation and resignification of the relationship between skateboarding and sound.

After the fact, before the deluge

Sara Parson Texas is an analog photographer and illustrator born in Paris and living in Berlin since 2011. Her on going project called After the fact, before the deluge was at first a mix in between a zine/blog where she would have all kind of photos, and it is going to be presented on Vladimir as an exhibition on Thursday 27th in the Brioni hotel in Fažana.

This project is my own “in between” space i would say. All this moment when you are with so many peoples/friends on trip and nothing crazy happens but just normal life and suddenly you focus and notice all this little nothing. Suddenly the photo is not only a portrait/a gesture or so but just an emotion that you know you can only capture at this very second.

Peter Fettich photo exhibition

On Thursday 27th we are hosting a great photo exhibition at Kasarna in Fažana. Peter Fettich from Ljubljana, Slovenia, has captured some of the amazing moments at Vertbrant mini ramp contest and Vladimir film festival, intermittently, since 2013.

I have been heavily immersed in skate/snowboard culture since the mid 90s. As most information during the 90s was through magazines and movies, I developed an interest in photography towards the end of the millennium. For the past 7 years my main focus in photography has been traditional analog black and white darkroom imagery.

Mustapha

A few short films by Tom Wilk will be presented on Friday 28th in Fažana followed by a photo exhibition. We asked Tom for a few words about him and his project:

Keeping it moving since 1981. Born in Poland, raised in Canada, and currently residing in London UK, when not exploring new countries and continents. Skateboarding, travel, and having fun is the motto! Got hooked on skateboarding in 1996 and can’t stop, won’t stop! Grew up skating the streets of Windsor Ontario, Detroit, and Toronto – and trapped in that Golden Era Forever! Skateboarding is my Fountain Of Youth and Universal Language!!! Never take yourself too serious… and stay positive! Fuck The Rat Race!

These short films called “Mustapha” are just a random idea that I came up with while visiting various countries, most of it was filmed hungover and drunk! Honestly, I really just wanted to showcase the city/country a little bit while have a good laugh and creating some memorable content with friends, in between the tricks and beers! Hopefully these (the short films) will make a great addition to Vladimir Film Festival, especially as little fillers videos between the longer screenings, and to get peeps laughing.

Louisa Menke

Louisa Menke shoots the way she rides: on the streets and off the cuff.

A pioneer of the female pro skate scene, she’s since taken her four wheels and trusty Yashica from war-torn Kabul to downtown Johannesburg to the West Bank in Palestine. In 2015 Louisa and Kenny Reed released Some Time to Smile, a photo book documenting the work of Skateistan at their first skate school in Kabul, Afghanistan. In 2017 Louisa co-founded Forgotten Fanclubs and released a photo zine documenting a Johannesburg experience, titled Colorful hearts filled with rhythm and rainbows, no one can dance the way you do. While in Johannesburg, Louisa also co-starred in the documentary Get Used To It about female empowerment, skateboarding, and Skateistan.

On Saturday 29th we are hosting her photo exhibition at the cinema Kino Valli in Pula where we are also screening the documentary Get Used To It.

Will Jivcoff at the Cvajner gallery

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Will Jivcoff is a photographer based in Berlin, Germany who takes a documentary approach to his work. He’s a co-founder of Medium Skateboard Magazine.

I love to capture genuine moments between people through portraiture and takes great interest in the Middle East, Russia, geopolitics and human rights.

Insha’Allah is a photo essay that explores Moroccan culture through the lens of skateboarding and is a staple phrase in everyday life there. An Islamic country on the northern tip of Africa, Morocco is one of the more liberal states in the Muslim world and considered unique from other African countries.

If you don’t want to miss this interesting photo exhibition check it out on Saturday 29th at the Cvajner gallery in Pula.

VFF2017 photo journal by Solo

Great shots taken by Stefan Schwinghammer at the Vladimir 2017 on Solo skate mag.

A good skate session, chilling at the beach, good food, Ping Pong, Rakija (other better not) and screenings and photo exhibitions in the evening. What more do you want?