CHRONICLE OF SKATEBOARDING - Raphaël Zarka
For an artist like Raphaël Zarka, skateboarding is above all a question of forms – forms of rest, forms of movement – they subtly extend throughout the entire history of art and science, from Galileo to Robert Morris.
Both urban architecture, but also skatepark obstacles, strangely echo those forms. The practice of skateboarding itself, as demonstrated by The Forbidden Conjunction (written by the author in 2003), always seems to create a kind of “montage” of the diverse materials and forms of the city, energizing and destabilizing structures conceived for rest and comfort, to the point of inverting their function and meaning.
size 130 x 208mm
pages 152 p.