Hacking the streets
Hackování ulice, Austria, 2010, 35 min, DVD, Adventure and Sports, Creative, Society
This experimental video deals with the appropriation of urban space and the perception of architecture by the subculture of skateboarders. Contemporary architectural theoretician Iain Borden provides the voice-over talking us through selected chapters of his book: "Skateboarding, Space and the City: Architecture and the Body". A dense visual texture of manipulated found footage of various skatevideos is accompanied by an elegiac sound composition. The spatial urban reproduction of skateboarders is reviewed by artistic means. Associative spaces of thought unfold. Haptic perception of space serves as a buzzword.
Matthew Jamieson, Callum Minton