Photo by Tedi Korodi / Handsome Matteo Putigna
Croatian video shot and edited by young skater from Pula, Raul Žgomba featuring skating by Zvonimir Mikić, Antonio Peković, Dino Coce, Nino Jurlina, and more. Tabula Rasa is the most awaited Croatian video after Nikola’s Solsticij and Nino Jurlina’s Brothers so be sure to catch it on Friday in Fažana at the Piazza Grande where the screenings start from 8pm.
Dno is a new video by our Russian friend’s Absurd skateboards. We asked them to tell us a little about this clip.
I took a little break to make sure we have this new Absurd clip. This week we finally went to the destination we wanted. It’s a small city called Dno. Dno literally means botttom. Maybe it’s the same in Croatian. This year with Absurd we were pretty much at the bottom with no boards and no idea how to keep doing but somehow manage to put it together and keep it going. So, we decided to make fun of the situation and go to a city called Bottom which is very small and obiviously quite shit for skateboarding. You got to be at the very bottom to consider this a skate spot.
Dno was filmed by Barabaka and Mikas and edited by Barabaka and it premiers on Friday in the old Fažana square Piazza Grande. Screenings start from 8pm.
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.
On Friday 27th at the Fažana old square Piazza Grande we are watching Mockba Life by Paul Labadie.
First you get the brewsky, then you get the bread, then you get the vodka.
Bread in this case meaning clips and photos… It was beer if you were thirsty and vodka to celebrate… That’s pretty much how it went down this past summer when the Vans Europe crew headed to the Russian capital for two weeks. After Pfannman made sure everyone had their Russian visas in order the crew assembled in Moscow on June 21, Go Skateboarding Day. Max Pack and Romain Batard were on hand to film, Davy Van Laere was there shooting photos and the crew was large! We’re talking a big crew of Europeans (and one American) consisting of Daniel Lutheran, Victor Pellegrin, Axel Cruysberghs, Yeelen Moens, Albert Nyberg, Val Bauer, Joseph Biais, Kale Wiehn, Thanos Panou, and Pepe Tirelli all flown in and of course the Russian locals Kirill Korobkov, Roma Ivanov, Alex Krasniy, Boss, Vova Pavlov, Tolia Titaev and others were on hand to share all the amazing new Moscow spots (many built in the past 4-5 years due to the 2018 World Cup). And of course, the crew got that bread! It was like a bread factory… Edited by Paul Labadie (who would have been on the trip also had it not been for the birth of his new daughter) and packed with excitement is “Mockba Life”. So sit back, grab some vodka and enjoy.
Text by Will Harmon
You Slid Through is capturing the adventures of four back seat drivers – each with an impeccable eye for lane placement in left-hand drive vehicles – through the mountainous vistas, and terrifyingly burly transition of the Pacific Northwest. Featuring Hallford, JThaxx, and Sox. Filmed and edited by Jackson Davis. Buckle up on Friday night in Fažana starting from 8pm!
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.
Dorkzone 2 – Le Boxx is an arty evolution of the first Dorkzone project. The idea behind the project is to produce content that gives access to skate culture that isn’t just focused on tricks and good skating. This time around the animations have evolved from stop-motion cardboard cut-outs to hand-drawn flowy cell animations from Mike all once again set against an original soundtrack from Sondre Mortensen. The film stars Gabbe Viking, Mimmi Leckius, Moa Zander, Amandus Mortensen, and Sondre Mortensen.
The Dorkzone videos are the tip of the iceberg to the Dorkzone universe, which has evolved into creative workshops that teach kids animation, giant skatepark murals, books, exhibitions and soundtracks.
Names behind this project: Mike O’Shea, Nils Svensson, and Phil Evans.
We have a pleasure of catching it on Sunday 29th at the National park Brijuni.