By Griffin Sweet
on 5.31.12

Skateboarding has always been seen as more of sport than an expressive art form. In Brett Novak’s new short film Kilian Martin: Altered Route the Spanish skater displays his incredible prowess on the deck. Starting as a gymnast, turned surfer, turned skateboarder Martin practically dances on the board as a way of expressing himself through movement. If dancing and skateboarding ever found a way to be combined into one expressive form, it would look like this. Sit back and enjoy the vista of the desolate theme park as the filmmaker uses archival footage to compare the past and present. Much like how Kilian is displaying much of skateboarding’s past, and bright future.

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