On the eve of Hi-8 High Five panelist Wilfred Brandt speaks about the visuals of skateboarding with Gemma Jones.
To close Disorder Disorder – Ulterior Motives in Contemporary Art curator Joseph Allen Shea will be moderating this panel of exceptional figures in skateboarding’s visual culture.
A screening of parts selected from seminal skateboarding videos such as Video Days, Photosynthesis and Eastern Exposure from directors including Spike Jonze, Su Young Choi, Cameron Nicholls, Dan Wolfe, Christian West and Joe Castrucci followed by a panel discussion exploring the motivations of the filmakers and the progression in the form over the last 3 decades considering the influence on popular culture and the way these videos are viewed today.
Paul Brabanec lives between New York, London and Sydney and founded These Video Days in 2010 to document and archive the best in current and classic skateboard videos globally.
Wilfred Brandt is a U.S. born, Sydney-based arts and culture writer and academic. He is completing his PhD thesis at The College of Fine Arts on Skateboard Aesthetics.
Su Young Choi
Su Young Choi is director of Volcom’s Skateboarding Film department USA. and an integral figure in taking Australian skateboard films to the world.
Is the Sydney scene’s premier skateboarding film maker; dedicated to documentation, Nicholls’ films are a time capsule of skateboarding’s raw local talent and the culture surrounding it.
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Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest – 86 River Road Emu Plains NSW 2750
MARK WHALEN (KILL PIXIE)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 8 – 11pm
HOSTED BY TIM ROTH
MERRY KARNOWSKY GALLERY
LOS ANGELES, CA 90036
October 9 – November 6, 2010
The exhibition will include a 10-foot square tiled enclosure that can be entered through a single doorway. Within the confines of the installation, a more intimate multidimensional sensory experience will be created by paintings installed alongside hand sewn paper botanicals, with sound installation by Autolux amplified in the background.
Hot on the tail of Power’s community ‘working art’ in St Mary’s he is furthering the Love Letter Project in upstate New York this time.
This text was taken from a letter to the commission and beautifully sums up Power’s process:
Once sign painting as a trade became extinct, it became interesting to me as a medium for art. I learned to paint signs as they had been painted for generations, but instead of the commercial concerns of most signage I used the letters and colors to talk about love and life. The font I employ was prized by sign painters because it is clear and versatile, qualities that serve me well when I am talking about complex things like love. Beyond that, my use of the sign painters craft is about the importance of the hands, heart and head being present in the work I make. The work we are calling on to renew the West side must possess the same qualities.