Clay Wheels and Striped Shirts: Skateboarding Films from the 1960s

Fri, August 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Clay Wheels & Striped Shirts: Skateboarding Films from the 1960s

A special screening of rare skateboarding films from the 1960s gathered from the Dead Media Hour Archive by head researcher Stephen Slappe. Two early classics, Skaterdater (1965) and Rouli Roulant, a.k.a. The Devil’s Toy (1966) will be presented in glorious 16mm film. A never-before-seen collection of beautiful skateboarding home movies filmed in Oakland and Berkeley in 1965 will also be shown.

Stephen Slappe is an artist and professor based in Portland, Oregon. Slappe’s work has exhibited and screened internationally in venues such as Centre Pompidou-Metz (France), Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s TBA Festival, The Horse Hospital (London), The Sarai Media Lab (New Delhi), Centre for Contemporary Art (Glasgow), and The Karachi Biennial (Pakistan). Slappe is an Associate Professor at Pacific Northwest College of Art where he created a Video & Sound department that focuses on experimental media production. He also operates an ongoing archival media project called Dead Media Hour, connecting neglected recordings of the past to present times.



Films will be shown in the Lodge Living Room. This screening is free & open to the public.

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