B2 / exhibition view: Parking, CAC Bretigny - 2004
B2 (2004)

moving sculpture. 29 skateboards assembled on a steel structure, plastic helmets, black tshirts
(389 x 248 x 20 cm)

War machines have been a topic and a challenge for artists during the Renassaince. Davide Bertocchi conceived a vehicle which, although it is built with 29 standard assembled skateboards, borrows its shape from the famous profile of the scariest war plane bomber: the B2. What intrigues the artist is the particular black shape of this airplane designed to be menacing but also the idea of transforming skateboarding from an individualistic experience to a collective action. The skateboards give to this form a different reading, a softer edge. It is a sort of deceiving weapon, which is what the B2 is supposed to be as it was built to fly avoiding detection. This moving unidentified object was used by a misterious team of skateboarders around the “Parking".

Courtesy Spazio Alt, Collezione Tullio Leggeri - Bergamo
(installation view at Palais de Tokyo, Paris. and installation view during the show “Parking”, CAC Bretigny.