Bright XII / Winter 2011 – Book Launch / Exhibition

Bright XII / Januar 20 till 22, 2011 Berlin
Art Bright / Basementizid

Book Launch / Exhibition:
Something In Between Sergej Vutuc

support by: bright tradeshow, carhartt and snoeck

book link:


Bright Tradeshow – 8 till 10 July 2010- Berlin
June 23, 2010, 10:02 am
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Basementizid Presents with support by Carhartt and Bright:

Andrea Pritschow “Toys Don´t Cry” with Book – link
Eric Mirbach “Incidents” with Book – link
Jo Hempel “Choosing Reality”link
Danny Gretscher link
Sergej Vutuc “Apartment”link
PlemPlem Zine new issue with artist like Luke Ramsey, Stefan Marx, Phil Jackson, Tadej Vaukman, Ale Formenti, Christopher Davison, Esh, Lele, Jocko Weylan, and many more. –link

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Winter Bright 2010 – 16th and 17th of january
January 5, 2010, 6:40 am
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AGAIN on the ground floor, this time with Herr Schulze and Sergej Vutuc
There will also be a documentary of past Basementizid exhibitions.
According to the exhibition there will be a fanzine published.

Bright Tradeshow Winter 2010 promo from Colin Clark on Vimeo.

Support by
Carhartt Streetwear, Bright Tradeshow
and Robotron


Herr Schulze

Born in Amsterdam and raised in Milan, Oliver Schulze currently lives and works in Cologne, Germany. Influenced by various strains of so called subcultures, he spent several years living on the streets and remains involved in several social projects focusing on homelessness and related social issues.

Currently, he is directing a project, which works with homeless youths to create art, organize exhibitions and nourish underground publishing and the dissemination of information.

Under the instruction of former Joseph Beuys scholar Dieter Breuer, Schulze worked at a non commercial gallery between 1995 and 1998, where he spent considerable time studying the theories Beuys had ignited.

Following this period, Schulze worked as an apprentice carpenter for 3 years before enrolling at a design academy in Cologne, which specializes in ecological and sustainable design. In 2007, he won an award from the same institution for excellence in innovation.

Recognized for his technical mastery as an illustrator and comic book artist, his paintings look towards the aesthetics of contradiction, still and continually grappling with the explicit and often repulsive way self doubt and social memory cast out onto our streets. Beyond any review of his visual voice, Schulze is an artist who reminds viewers constantly that humanity hurts, that no struggle for justice can be waged without suffering painful and often deep wounds.


Sergej Vutuc
die tagebuchänlich Momentaufnahmen aus 2009



ein dokumentarischer Abriss in Form eines Behind-theScenes der letzten vier Jahre Basementizid, mit über 30 Artist wie Vincent Gootzen, Bertrand Trichet, Evol & Pisa73, Klub 7, S. Solinas, Danny Gretscher und…..

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July 11 and 12, 2009 Frankfurt – Bright Summer
May 22, 2009, 12:33 pm
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AGAIN on the ground floor, this time with Ale Formenti, Stéphanie Solinas, Jocko Weyland – Elkzine, Via Grafik, Marcel Veldman, Rick and Buddy – NCP Film.
There will also be a documentary of past Basementizid exhibitions.
According to the exhibition there will be a fanzine published.

Support by
Carhartt Streetwear and Bright Tradeshow

Montana Cans and Element


Ale Formenti, Italy
Emanating from Milan’s unsavory peripheral zones, Ale Formenti’s raw, honest
and alternately titillating and unsettling photographs of drinking,
bleeding, crack smoking, vomiting, tattooed miscreants and hoodlums (along
with female fellow travelers clad only in lilac-colored panties and gas
masks) capture a punk rock skateboarding funhouse existence with a
distinctly Italian flavor. Formenti finds his inspiration in everything that
happens around him, taking pictures of his kind of people and doing it in
the way that does their self-destructive high jinks, bad habits and
unbridled sense of fun justice. He doesn’t produce “cool” images like those
“that would make even a leper look nice” and isn’t interested in distorting
reality but representing the fundamental nature of his subjects.
Ale has exhibited in Milano (Italy) and New York City (USA).


Jocko Weyland, USA
Jocko Weyland is the author of The Answer is Never – A Skateboarder’s History of the World (Grove Press, 2002) and has written for Thrasher, The New York Times, Cabinet and other publications. He is the creator of Elk magazine, books and gallery, an editor-at-large for Open City magazine, and his artwork has been exhibited at KS Art and Franklin Parrasch Gallery in New York, the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and the MU Foundation in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.


Marcel Veldman, Holland
“rockstar, skateboarder and photographer”
and more…. He is Editor and Photographer of Fluff Magazine, the infamous dutch skatemag. Besides shooting the necessay skatephotos, he also manages to capture the life of the riders off the board. Not your typical athletes. Hence the name of the series “Roll Models”.The strength lies in the fact that Marcel is not an outsider looking in, but one of them. A skateboarder turned into a photographer. Marcel’s also an Element Advocate.


Rick Charnoski and Buddy Nichols – NCP Films, USA

With their distinct style and in-depth perspective, independent filmmakers Coan Nichols and Rick Charnoski have delivered yet another one-of-a-kind skateboard documentary. With three years in the making Deathbowl to Downtown: the evolution of skateboarding in New York shares the street-level textures and unconventional characters of previous Nichols/Charnoski classics. But it also takes on another dimension, covering the Big Apple itself as the film’s central figure, a growing and changing cityscape of unlimited skate terrain.
Narrated by Chloe Sevigny and injected with a period soundtrack, the skate history of America’s most populous city blends exclusive interviews and never-before-seen footage. And it moves with the scope and insight of a veteran skateboarder. Make that two veteran skateboarders – both Nichols and Charnoski have been skating steadily for more than 20 years.
Sharing an addiction for skateboarding, travel, and Super 8 moviemaking, New York-based Nichols and Charnoski first teamed up in 1998 to produce Fruit of the Vine, about off-the-radar skaters who find and skate empty swimming pools. With the success of that instant classic, they launched NCP Films. Northwest soon followed, staying true to the organic, on-the-road NCP style. In 2003, they relocated to Los Angeles and, a year later, released Tent City, documenting a month-long skate trip through Australia with the Antihero team. More recently, they shot Super 8 footage for Gus Van Sant’s feature film, Paranoid Park. In addition to movies about skateboarding, their film portfolio covers surfing, fashion, and music.
Deathbowl to Downtown is the debut release from Six Stair, Nichols and Charnoski’s new production company. The Six Stair studio is on Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. and


Stéphanie Solinas, France
Born in 1978. Based in Paris and Barcelona. She learned photography at Louis Lumière School in Paris, and also worked as an assistant for studios and fashion photographers for several years.
“I also do photography to try to know more about people and about photography.
Photography is at the heart of my work. The representation it gives, physically linked to its subject and, for a long time, seen as a raw part of reality, makes the photography an underlying and critical, deep and light, experimental and codified tool to explore objectivity, thruth and fiction.”
In collaboration with Bertrand Trichet, she made Projects: DeuX2 and Convince Me (with Scott Bourne and Jérémie Cortial) .


Via Grafik, Germany

Via Grafik is both a graphic design studio and an art collective based in Wiesbaden, Germany.
Consists of: Leo Volland (boe/bstrkt), André Nossek (mnwrks/slave), Robert Schwartz (n6), Tim Bollinger (g13), Till Heim (sign) and Lars Herzig.
Working in the fields of graphic design, motion design, art direction and illustration, they develop design and graffiti solutions at a unique visual level.
During the past 10 years Via Grafik took part in diverse exhibitions and conventions giving lectures and workshops all across europe. Many books got published featuring their works. Pyramid Edition from France published in 2006 a small monography about Viagrafik.
motto: from wall to screen to everything.



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24th. to 25th. of january 2009 basementizid on ground floor
December 3, 2008, 9:01 am
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this time basementizid gallery, project would be on bright tradeshow…on gound floor in small space full of creative vibration from artist, bands and skateboard film festival.
Phil Jackson, Leon Zuodar – Boldrider , Ben Thé, Goin, Ian Dykmans, DJ Zombeatz, Band Daturah and Underskatement Film Festival.
with big support by carhartt streetwear and bright tradeshow

Phil Jackson, USA


Phil studies a BFA in photography at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia with a focus on documenting the life and times of the skateboarding subculture. Phil ignores the literal act of skateboarding and instead focuses on the (strange) people of this unique group.
He is zinemaker, photographer for concussion magazine and great transition skater.


Leon Zuodar, Boldrider / Slowenien


I’m a skate collector and shaper.I live with my wife in Oregor, Slovenia. We watch dvds and we shape our own skate scene. When we have some free time we google and publish our own black & white facebooks. i am a good painter also, I can copy Picasso and Banksy.


Ben Thé, France


“Skateboarding is a street art, and maybe that’s why I started expressing myself through collages… Street art has a big influence on me, because it is accessible to everyone, everyone can see it and everyone can do it. EVERYBODY NEEDS COLORS, and creativity colors my life.”
Skater and supporter of Antiz Skateboards from day one.

Goin, France


“My work is a subtle mix of radical attitude, subversion and powerful graphics. The marriage between Pop art and punk attitude, something accurate and alive, in the action and in the moment.”
“Goin is one of the artists of the “Abode of Chaos”, a crazy and amazing art piece terrorising the French countryside. ”


Abode of Chaos has been the subject of more than 900 press and media articles in 93 countries. According to the New York Times it is “one of the most important and most emotional artistic adventures of the 21st century”.
Turn a corner of this middle-class village in the heart of the Monts d’Or, a wealthy suburb of Lyons, and golden masonry and bourgeois houses give way to this alchemical abode, inspired by Fulcanelli.


Ian Dykmans, Belgian


Ian is a skateboarder/ activist/ photographer/ skatepark-builder.
“Skateboarding and photography are not just that perfect moment captured when the photographer freezes the action making a sensational image. It´s the run up, the landing, the dirty hands that build the spot and all the people skating around. It is all these little things that make sense for us, these things that will make me try again… Though my eyes, knowing I´ll be able to look at if for posterity.”


Daturah , Frankfurt


DATURAH is an instrumental five-piece from Frankfurt/Germany playing ambient noise rock.



Start in San Francisco 2001, is a (kind of) annual touring film festival that focuses on short films made by skateboarders. Films of all kinds are shown with the only stipulations being that the film be made by a skateboarder and that it (usually) not exceed seven minutes in length.

UnderSkatement features a broad range of films – including narratives, documentaries, music videos, experimental shorts – from some of the most talented skateboarder/filmmakers currently works.
This installment features the work from Eric Noren, Dan Wolfe, Corey Adams, Jon Humphries, Laban Pheidias, Rick Charnoski, Bryce Kanights, and Travis Kopach to name only few.

youtube – trailer


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