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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.

© Jonathan Mehring-Rider: Jack Sabback-Extrait de la série Dark side of the moon(2011)



which brings together different perspectives on the skateboarding culture via original creations, retrospectives and installations spread throughout the building.
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PERMANENT PROJECTIONS in the exhibition spaces and at the regular meetings
CONCERTS including  Dinosaur Jr, Tommy Guerrero, Mix Master Mike, Ray Barbee, McRad, Lords of The Underground, Boys Noize, Antipop Consortium, Busy P, Bad Shit, The Goat...
including "Skateboarding Day" - Tuesday 21 June, the "Etnies nest 25  party" - Thursday 30 June and the "30 years of Thrasher magazine" - Saturday 2 July, The chosen party by NIKE SB - Saturday 2 July and GIRL Skateboard Night- Wednesday 22 June and lectures by Pascal Monfort on Saturday 25 June and Friday 1st July.

A SKATE SPOT with demos by skate teams (Etnies, Girl, Nike SB, …) with an introduction to skateboarding.
A selection of VIDEO GAMES and a dedicated collection of BOOKS, FILMS, multimedia resources and magazines at the Resource Center.  


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