Lucas Cicolo

Against Le Corbu

At this point, introducing you yet again to Murilo Romão of Flanantes productions would almost qualify as insulting; an offense that still would not strike as deep as Le Corbusier's approach to architecture and urban planning, notably based on the division and structuring of public space according to the singular, primarily intended utilisation of each element of its design - basically summing up, and stripping down the city to nothing but its most basic, uttermost practical functions with no space reserved for the wandering of the soul and other vagrancies - both of the spiritual and physical type, whether or not on wheels. Highlighting the dangers of such a vision, most notably the breach it creates between individuals and a certain innate right of theirs to freely enjoy their direct environment, Murilo hits back with "Against Le Corbu", a sixteen-minute audiovisual trip to Brasilia, a location intended as "the city of the future" as soon as its construction in the sixties following in the footprints of Le Corbusier's bleak utopia, only in order to take over its spots with one fine crew of gentlemen (including LIVE regular Cotinz) as accomplices.

As far as the spots themselves, well... Let's say that just rolling up to most of them already makes one ponder all the possible parallels between skating and taming some kind of wild beast.

Also featured: a sweet photo gallery courtesy of Renato Zokreta.

Dúvidas

"Dúvidas" is a new full-length video from Brazil (we keep telling you how boiling hot the scene is there...), by Guarulhos, São Paulo-based Cleverson Maniglia - notably a friend of Murilo Romão's, whose incessant, quality Flanantes productions (of a certain introspective kind) LIVE regularly features.

The video serves as the first audiovisual output of Cleverson's brand Tupode (that mostly produces garment, but also the occasional, exceptional one-off such as "50-50 Grind", the skateboarder's perfume - unfortunately out of stock). The film features parts for, and footage of Leonardo Fagundes, Marcos Augusto, Lucas Cicolo, Lucas Antônio, Diego Ramos, Diogo Ramos, Cleverson Maniglia himself and many more local heads, going hard on some regional spots those of you familiar with the Flanantes videos might recognize, and then a bunch more of others, all quirkier and rougher than one another.

The whole deal wasn't without sparking our curiosity, which Cleverson was patient enough to address, below...

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