One of the skater sequences from the 3-channel video inatallation 'Sabaudia - redefining Utopia'.
The town of Sabaudia is situated 100 km south of Rome.
It was build in 1934 by the Fascist regime as part of a huge agricultural revolution that was to make Italy self sufficient and able to concur the world.
The town was made as a cast for towns to be build in the Italian colonies.
Sabaudia is one of the most intact examples of modernist architecture build by the Fascist regime.
In 2012 artist Marie Rømer Westh (DK) invited and international group of artists and skaters to join her in a film project that was to create an aesthetic reflection of the remains of a totalitarian utopia – The town of SABAUDIA – the aim was to redefine the use of the perfectly designed architeucture and city plan in order to try out its creative potential. The aim is to comment on order and freedom in a perfectly regulated society.
for more info: mariewesth.dk