Hacking the Streets, 34:51 min, DV PAL, 2010
This experimental video deals with the appropriation of urban space
and the perception of architecture by the subculture of skateboarders.
The book: "Skateboarding, Space and the City: Architecture and the Body" by contemporary architectural theoretician Iain Borden provides the notional basis for the film.
A dense visual texture of manipulated found footage of various skate videos 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.
This work has been shown at:
# Festival OFNI # 9, 2011, Poitiers/France
# Festival du Cinema de Brive 2011/France
# East Silver Market 2010 (as part of the 14th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival/Czech Republic)