Dear friends, fans and lovers of sidewalk surfing,
please help to realise this unique social-sculpture “The Wave” by the 3ECK COLLECTIVE from Berlin, Germany. You can help by sharing that post and of course by donations.
As a dynamic object, The Wave follows Joseph Beuys’ example of working and performing, creating a life-synthesing piece of art that results in a social sculpture, a completed tangible form that is likely to emerge whenever people feel and perceive without judgement. It’s an interactive evolution that does not follow a given scale and can be altered at any second.
The initial idea behind the wave-shaped ramp is clear. It symbolizes a recollection of the skateboard movement’s roots: some of the first skateboarders were surfers, surfers who were looking for the perfect wave - even outside the water. As an experienceable object the wave is first of all an oversized skateboard-ramp in the shape of a wave that reminds the spectator of a megaramp. Thanks to its conceptual design, however, it can at the same time be used at a much smaller scale.
The Wave has a wide range of possible uses because of its design and size.
Besides its function as a skate ramp, it is intended to become a platform for a variety of cultural events, such as theatrical performances, movie screenings, classical and modern concerts, exhibitions, readings, and so on.
The intention behind the project is to create a forum for cultural exchange in which anyone can take part. It is a comprehensive piece of art that grows and thrives because of the ongoing events and happenings that take place on the basis of its existence. It is an egalitarian object that invites its own co-creation. Thus the interactive process already begins with a three-week construction period and culminates in the following six-week exhibition phase.
Warning! After watching this video you want to buy a dog!
haha - this really one of those skateboard-characters!! Fun to watch on and off the board…
proper hardcore street skating, and worth watching to the end!