Grinding the country

Grinding the country by Olivier Lambert is a short documentary about skateboarding in a small village in France. With less than 1500 inhabitants, Chaulgnes is the typical French country village. At the end of the ’90s, the arrival of skateboarding has changed the lives of the inhabitants. And has launched generations of riding and punk-rock music lovers.

The screening of Grinding the country takes place in the Valli cinema in Pula on the 28th of September starting from 8pm.

Reactions

Dávid Mikulán is an intermedia artist who graduated from the Fine Art University, Budapest. Amongst numerous group and solo exhibitions, he has collaborated with the Conceptual Soundproductions Budapest, Kolibri Theatre and the Hungarian State Opera. His multidisciplinary works reflect on how public spaces have an effect on social structures.

If accidentally we had to explain to UFOs what Eastern Europe means, we are now in an easy position. Simply place them in a comfortable chair and start this video.

Reactions is made by skateboarders in Debrecen and it’s all about the low-key, depression, discomfort, and the compulsive destruction of another’s joy. It draws on a defective perception of the public space, which necessarily leads to a lack of community experience, depression, loneliness, alienation. The movie takes place in a world where everyone has their own panel to get home and get drunk, beat your family members, stare at the TV or cut your blood vessels. Keep the streets quiet, abandoned, let the trash blow in the wind because it can be tossed out the window, because the streets are public, so it belongs to nobody.

Check this one out on Saturday 28th at the Valli cinema in Pula starting from 8pm.

Static XX

16MM STILL-TUNNEL SHOT

It is our great pleasure to announce the 20th year anniversary of Static video series multimedia exhibition that will take place at the Kaštel in Pula on Saturday night after the cinema projections.

The first Static was made in 1999 and who would have thought that the project would grow for over 20 years and hopefully even more.

Be sure not to miss it!

Julian Furones

Julian Furones was born in the Spanish city of León in 1984. When he was 17, he left his parents home to experience life in Barcelona where he worked as a pizza chef and dedicated his free time to skateboarding. He had been drawn to photographs as a visual memory aid ever since leaving his parental home. Nowadays he lives in Hamburg and uses photography every day as a personal diary. Julian’s photographic work is composed in a chaotic mix between his personal life and the people of the street.

The exhibition opens the Saturday program, 28th of September at the Kino Valli (Valli cinema) in Pula starting from 7pm.

Skate Nation by Paul Botwid

Stockholm Skate Nation is working with skateboarding as a tool for finding a way into society. On Saturday 28th we are watching Skate Nation by Paul Botwid at the Kino Valli (Valli cinema) in Pula starting from 8pm.

When Sayed, Mohsen, and Hazrat first arrived to Sweden as refugees, they knew nothing about skateboarding – now it’s an important part of their lives.

If you want to know more about the organization Skate Nation check it out here.

Henry Kingsford at the Cvajner gallery

We had the pleasure of having our boy Henry Kingsford with us for the 5 years of Grey exhibition a few years ago. The King is back with some of his new works taken during the shooting of Jim Craven’s Pearl video. The exhibition is taking place at the Cvajner gallery – the fancy one on the main old roman square in Pula – on Saturday, 28th of September starting at 11pm.

Check the interview we got on him here and follow his magazine Grey skate mag.