Tom Weimar is back with this new part that he filmed with Kert Hollywood. For those that know Tom’s work, he is famous for using very special music and cool camera work.
Then Coronavirus hit, and like most of us, Tom was sat inside more than ever, going through his previous work while his girlfriend asked him: ‘Why don’t you make a video with a “sweet” vibe. The answer came through reading a book about Post-Punk, think Manchester, Joy Division, that type of music.
So, when Kert showed up this summer super motivated, Tom had his camera ready and together they ventured off the beaten FFM path. Jannis Fray came into the picture a bit later, known for his detailed line work. He stuck to the Post-Punk spirit of industrial landscapes and sounds and contributed the final piece to the puzzle.
In November 2018 I sent PLACE my last vid: “DORI’S DANCE”. Like one of my previous ones, “ANTR’S MIX”, I edited the complete montage to the music of one DJ or producer, whose music I value. I really liked the concept of editing the skating to the “weirdo” Stuff Frankfurt’s AVBVRN sent me, and also including my friend Dori, a professional actor and dancer. So I decided to work on part two, and this time I would start caring a lot about the mood and a little less about the highest level of skateboarding.
The edit culture of AVBVRN’s music is central to the vibe in “DORI’S DANCE 2”. In the Bootlegs/ Blends, I chose for the vid you can hear Mariah Carey, The Cure, and Burial… So the music seems preoccupied with temporal disjunction and nostalgia for a time in pop culture that I, born in 1993, didn’t even experience myself. The British blogger and cultural theorist Mark Fisher called the phenomenon “Hauntology”; I couldn’t even tell you what 2019 sounded like, because the music of the past won’t stop haunting us.
And then you have skateboarding with its obsession towards retro visuals, board shapes from the ’80s and the never-ending VX1000 look, that will always make you feel like you’re watching a skate video from the late ’90s…
The last track of the video is a Burial Blend. Burial’s music seems to be about the after-effects of Rave, about never actually experiencing it, as the music magazine Wire once put it. I think this fits the location the video was shot: “Club-Sterben” is a term to describe the crisis of night clubs in Frankfurt and in other German cities that are not Leipzig or Berlin. So when there is a lack of locations for parties with experimental club music, why not listen to it outside?
Thanks to Martin for the additional filming and for driving us to Strasbourg, Sriram for the titles, Dori for dancing, Ian (AVBVRN) for the music and all the skate homies for, well, skating. <3
At the end of last week, Tom Weimar contacted us by simply sending us a link to his newest video, something that happens from time to time and is always appreciated. We wrote back telling him that we would check it out tomorrow and he wrote back “😻”.
From the first time we worked with Tom – launching one of his previous projects “ANTR’S MIX” – we knew we were in for a ride. After watching about a minute I wrote him back asking for some more information, you can read his response below:
Intro by Roland Hoogwater.
Text, video and images by Tom Weimar.
When you asked me why I made this video, at first I didn’t really know what to say. Putting out VX1000 style montages every once in a while has kind of become a routine. I do it primarily because I need to go skateboarding to relieve stress and when I go skate – at least during the summer months – I have my VX with me to film the sessions.
This year, around mid-summer, I had a couple of things filmed and a couple of my friends started to get ambitious, thinking about the footage they had and actively trying to get more. Because of them, I started to think about the editing process, selecting music and building a concept.
To be honest, I generally spend more time checking out music online than watching skate videos… Searching for Hip Hop, R&B, Funk, Soul, Experimental etc. is what I spend a lot of time on.
What links this video, “DORI’S DANCE”, to one of my previous ones, “ANTR’S MIX”, is that I wanted to edit the complete montage to the music of one DJ or producer, one whose music I value.
For this project I asked AVBVRN if he would be okay with sending me some of his tracks/bootlegs that could be matched to skate footage. And he did, he sent me some “weirdo” stuff. 🙂
To conclude, not only did I want to include all the skaters that I skate with but also my friend Dori. She is a multi-talent that can both act and dance. Making her part of the video felt natural to me. So, here is “DORI’S DANCE”, enjoy!
Filmed & Edited by Tom Weimar
Additional Filming: Kertan, Martin (Hummus), Paul H.
Avbvrn x Smokepurpp: Seep x 6 Rings (Avbvrn Bootleg)
Lk Jogador, Mc Mary, Mc Wesley & Mc Code x Galcher Lustwerk x Lloyd SB: a Giro Louco x Galcher x 3X23 (Avbvrn Bootleg)
Last year, we interviewed Tom Weimar and premiered his video ANTR’S MIX wich stood out due to its use of original tunes, offbeat editing and a plethora of all different kinds of skating.
This all together created an interesting experience and so it was only logical that we came together again to premiere the follow-up video FFM MIX 2K18.
As the last video, this one promises Frankfurt’s locals skating THE legendary spot (Hauptsache Hauptwache), supported by their local shop, edited to some tunes and made by people from Franki am Main. Could it be more local? Maybe, if the skaters only ate locally produced food during the making of this video. Enough talk – Enjoy the video!
Paul Herrmann has been coming through on the regular with his video column and instead of showing another highlight reel from his “Welcome To Franki” project he hits us with a fresh dose of footage. We were positively surprised when we saw Mannheim footy pop up in this edit maybe we will see another one of our columnists in one of Mr. Herrmann’s edits soon.
Featuring: Yunus Ergen, Luis Waterkamp, Tim Thomas, Bernhard Glimm, Marcel and Deo Katunga skating around Mannheim and Frankfurt.
The only Constant is change – mit jeder Ausgabe versuchen wir PLACE weiterzuentwickeln. Ausgabe 52 markiert einen Wendepunkt in unserer Historie, denn es ist die erste, die komplett auf Englisch erscheint – in Zeiten der Globalisierung ein logischer Schritt: Kids sprechen heute besser Englisch denn je… Das erwartet euch in der neuesten Ausgabe aller Zeiten – wir wünschen viel Vergnügen!
New Love – Jonas Hess
Haiku – Photography by Davy van Laere
Frankfurt am Main – A bankers diary
Wanderlust – Juan Saavedra
TJ‘s furniture – Tjark‘s side job
Curious moments – The photography of Dan Zvereff
Portfolio – Requiem For A Screen / Nathaniel Jones
Rocco lifestyle – Patrick Rogalski Interview
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