"Bail or No? The Impossible Tricks Show is an exhibition on restraint. It is also an exhibition about skateboarding, DIY culture, the arts, and the metaphor of micro-rebellion – in spite of the forces that expect & want such things – that envelop all three. It’s an exhibition about, of all things to frame an art show around, spirit, and the notion that to bail is okay, but to move without risk or chance, safety be damned, is to bail anyway.
What it is:
Several makers and artists are tasked with making physical skateboards that are, by their design, nearly impossible to skate on. Several skateboarders attempt to skate on them anyway. The results are documented/filmed and shown at a one night screening. Further film contributions take on the form of the skate video as their starting point, considering its dissemination, specific aesthetics, cultural influence, leap into video game culture, etc. etc).