by: Alexis Zavialoff
A dynamic collective working and living in London whose sole
purpose is to explore and promote the symbiotic relationship between
skateboarding and art / photography / design / architecture. The group
includes artists, graphic and product designers, photographers, architects,
film-makers, writers and journalists.
Our main core of content in the first three shows, ‘The Side Effects
of Urethane’, ‘A Surface In Between’ and ‘Moving
Units’ was work from artists that reflect the ethos of ‘The
Side Effects of Urethane’, and therefore are riders and artists
from the skateboard community around the world, but mainly based in
the UK. These shows were a mixture of skatable objects, designed for
and by skateboarders, in combination with an exhibition of work. ‘Aalto’,
the fourth show by the collective, was a little different, we were given
the chance to produce the main exhibit within a show called ‘At
First We Take Museums’ in the Kiasma Museum of Modern Art in Finland.
This piece was a giant skatable object that was interactive for both
the general audience and the skate community. For the first time ever,
skateboarding was allowed inside a museum! ‘Aalto’ truly
illustrated to all, that skateboarding itself is a creative process.
All projects ‘The Side Effects of Urethane’, ‘A Surface
In Between’, ‘Moving Units’, ‘Aalto’ and
now La Tri Postale; explore the idea of Skateboarding as a kind of line
drawing in urban space; exploring the paths traversed by skaters from
point to point, surface to surface, the creation of complex patterns
and gestures over the surface of the urban canvas.
if you would like to know more about the other projects, please have
a look at our main portal: www.tseou.com
Or you can contact us directly here: firstname.lastname@example.org