MY PLAYGROUND – SAT APRIL 21 – 2:00
DIR. KASPAR ASTRUP SCHRODER
2009 | DENMARK | 50 MINS.
Sponsored by Bill Thiessen http://www.billthiessen.com REMAX Performance
Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
My Playground is about parkour, a sport of leaping and bounding in order to traverse common urban obstacles such as walls and railings. Think of the stunts of skateboarding, but without a skateboard. This film follows a group of Danish ‘traceurs’ in the parkour group Team Jiyo, as they run and jump through Copenhagen, ignoring the paths laid down for them and making their own.
As members of Team Jiyo run over and through a stylish combination apartment complex/parking garage called Mountain Dwellings, the project’s architect Bjarke Ingels considers the implications of their novel use of the built environment. And Team Jiyo furthers its plan for a park designed for parkour training.
About the filmmaker
Kaspar Astrup Schröder was born in 1979. He lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark as self taught visual artist and director. He founded the company, KASPAR in 2004 and is also working freelance. Sometimes credited as Kasparworks and KSPR.