The Carhartt WIP x Isle Skateboards x Raphaël Zarka project launched last Thursday at the Protein Studios in London.
An unconventional encounter between maths, art and skateboarding, the exhibition utilises film, sculpture and photography, documenting a series of performances, at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Institute of Contemporary Art of Singapore and Sainte-Croix Museum in Poitiers.
The project originated with Carhartt WIP approaching us to work on a collaborative collection. To bring the vision to life and add a unique aspect to the project, we invited artist and fellow skateboarder, Raphaël Zarka to get involved. Raphael had been researching the work of 19th Century mathematician Arthur Moritz Schoenflies, who had developed his own three dimensional models. These specifically captivated Zarka's attention, inspired with their sculptural potential and inspiring his own work which featured within the event space, surrounded by large format images of Isle team riders Sylvain Tognelli, Nick Jensen and Chris Jones.
As an added element, Dan Magee created PAVING SPACE: an unconventional encounter between maths, art and skateboarding. The film documents the series of performances, with behind the scenes insights from both Raphael and the skaters. See the trailer below – we'll post the full edit up shortly.
Chris Jones turned pro for Isle at Colin Read's 'Spirit Quest' premiere in London last night, much to the delight of everyone in attendance. Aside from being one of the nicest guys out there, Chris has continually put in time killing it on his board and we're extremely proud to add him to our pro roster. His two new boards are due to hit stores in the next couple of weeks.
Chris's section in 'Spirit Quest' should serve as a reminder just how good he is: be sure to check out the film when it drops shortly, as it's one of the best we've seen. Thanks to all who everyone who helped out (Wes, Bryce, Fraser, Jacob, just to name a few) and everyone who attended the showing and the after party.
Mickey goes buckwild for Shellfinger's latest video production. Watch the video below and then click here to find out a little more... G'warn Mickey!
Check out Jacob Elliott Harris's new film for Grey Skateboard Magazine, produced in association with Converse Cons. Watch Remy Taveira, Mike Arnold and Sylvain Tognelli handle the beautiful landscape and harsh terrain of Nicaragua. Excellent stuff.