We are starting hard & strong this year. The first segment of the VFF 2016 program to be announced is the one and only Sergej Vutuc. Skater, artist and photographer known widely to the skate community will be presenting his work with a solo exhibition in the Cvajner gallery as an extension to the standard format of the festival. Vladimir is is going to take place on the 23rd – 25th of September in Fažana and Pula.
“Vutuc’s work reaffirms that the skateboarder is not a detached voyeur of urban modernity. He has to constantly engage with his environment, re-invent and make new use out of it. His gaze, like Vutuc’s, is a nomadic one. It is always searching for things that are usable, beautiful or just plain fun, things he can invest himself in. These fragments become the raw material for stories the „mouth can never say,“ stories privileged for the eye.”
More about his work on his site and shop.
An independent film from Pekka Løvås shot entirely in Norway came out sometime last year. Shame we did not have a chance to introduce this video on the 2015 festival edition.
Sure filming a line at Paral-lel is probably funner than having two hoodies under a puffer jacket and trying to skate some ledge that won’t grind in downtown Oslo but the footage will never look as good to me. It’s all about being proud of where you’re from. Oh and also, I was broke.
Read the interview with Pekka on free skate mag.
Last summer a bunch of numerous Hungarians, the Rios crew, came to Pula for the VFF2015 to present their latest video. We received the edit just few minutes before announcing the official program, but it was without the title. Oleg and I came out with the name “Jönnek”, as we were writing the line-up here on the blog. Video is now online and you can watch it here!
Fifteen members of the crew stayed at already famous Oleg’s house in Fažana. It was their second trip to Croatia, but relatively short stay, so they didn’t wasted a minute. The outcome is skateboarding at it’s best, with a small glimpse into the festival mood and featuring Rios’ member of honor, Aymeric Nocus.
It was a great pleasure to have them here in Fažana and Pula for VFF 2015 and we are looking forward to see what will they come up with, for the next edition of the festival, VFF 2016!
Check out the first part, Čekaj:
Read more about Rios crew!
In 2013 at the former liqueur factory “Badel” we screened Grey Area, a film by Kaczmarczyk and Pawel Piotr Przybyl. Grey area is definitely worth watching, video is showing great Polish skate scene and beyond. If you want to support Kuba Kaczmarczyk for his grate work buy the DVD form this site or simply set your time dates this Friday 13 and enjoy it here.
Read the interview with Kuba here.
Deso – FS air, Postojna / Photo by Tomaž Šantl
We are happy to share with you the art of our dear friend Deso from Ljubljana. Check out more at R.O.W. Skateboards!
With friends at the studio
Filmed by Nikola for the upcoming video / Photos by Oleg Morović
We are pleased to announce the supporting programme of the photo exhibition at Kino Valli on Sunday 21.9.2014.
Liu Puli from Osaka, Japan
Tomaž Šantl from Ljubljana, Slovenia
Aymeric Nocus from Bordeaux, France
James Whineray from Perth, Australia
Jean Feil is the photo artist from Strasbourg, France. He is official photographer for Magenta Skateboards and also the original founder of the brand. Jean Feil will present his new photo works in “Kino Valli” movie theater. The exhibition will be open from 21th September till 21 October.
Leo Valls – Power BS Noseblunt Slide – Photo: Jean Feil