Posted by Michael on July 30, 2011 at 10:29 AM
To celebrate its 25 years anniversary in the city where it all began, etnies joined forces with creative minds like Gil Le Bon Delapointe, Mike Manzoori and Yogi Proctor to create compelling concepts that demonstrate and conceptualize what skateboarding could be like in the next 25 years. For this exhibition; Public Domain at La Gaite Lyrique in Paris, etnies was joined by their team of international skaters. Of course they did some shredding on the many spots Paris has to offer. Check etnies riders Willow, Jose Rojo, Ryan Pearce, Tyler Bledsoe, Barney Page, Jameson Decew and Kyle Leeper tear the streets of Paris apart: etnies-presents-paris-days
Public Domain at La Gaite Lyrique runs until the 7th of August. If you are around in Paris make sure to check this great exhibition about skateboard culture: gaite-lyrique
For more info on etnies at Public Domain make sure to check etnies.com
La Gaîté lyrique invites skateboarding culture for the summer.
La Gaîté lyrique invites skateboarding culture for its first major summer theme and presents Public domaine - Skateboard culture, from Saturday 18 June to Sunday 7 August, 2011. With Public domaine - Skateboard culture, "skateboarding" expresses itself in full freedom through all of la Gaîté lyrique's spaces via the various artistic spheres that it influences: music, graphics, cinema, photography, fashion, video games... Public domaine – Skateboard culture gives voice to those who have forged themselves uncommon lives after being touched by the skateboard.
Under the direction of Jérôme Delormas - la Gaîté lyrique's director, Public domaine – Skateboard culture is the brainchild of Vincent Carry - artistic advisor to la Gaîté lyrique in collaboration with Pedro Winter and Morgan Bouvant - invited representatives, Yogi Proctor and Sébastien Carayol – consultants and Benoit Rousseau, music programmer.
Public Domain, without the "e", is the name of one of the skateboarding videos produced by Stacy Peralta which helped revolutionize the aesthetics and image of skateboarding towards the end of the 1980s. Public Domaine, with an "e", is the homage paid to an art form which has chosen a plank and four wheels as its medium of self-expression with which to reclaim the public domain and to reinterpret it with its twists and whorls on the asphalt. Because "skateboarding" is much more than just a sport, an activity, a hobby or a means of transport... Over the years, it has forged itself a rich, evolving aesthetic and transformed itself in the course of its encounters with artists - from designers to musicians - who have taken it as their traveling companion.