Carhartt WIP skateboarding has collaborated with renowned international art institution Galleria Continua, to celebrate its new, experimental outdoor skate space at the gallery’s location in Boissy-le-Châtel, an hour east of the French capital. The snake run was created by MBL architects and Bureau D. Apheceix, using a series of free-form, artisanal techniques that allow the structure to blend in with its surrounding landscape.
Over several visits, the run was skated by riders from Carhartt WIP, who offered their own, unique interpretations of this concrete structure. The resulting images and film, shot by Maxime Verret and Romain Batard respectively, are currently on display at Galleria Continua under the title CONCRETE CATHEDRAL.
This project is also accompanied by the release of a capsule collection, consisting of three T-shirts and decks, which utilize 3D architectural renderings of the site.
In addition, there is also the launch of a glossy, large-scale publication, also titled CONCRETE CATHEDRAL, that includes images from the project and an essay by the architect and writer Jack Self.