Colin (“Mandible Claw”) Read‘s Spirit Quest was the best full-length of 2016. The inventive video work (double-fisting VXes to create a sort of choose-your-own-adventure; mimicking kickflips—a do-or-die scenario for the frugal filmer) and clever transitions were amazing. Watching this 80-minute work of art in one sitting is infinitely rewarding, like a window into your psyche, but it’s also effective in short bursts. Spirit Quest is an insightful work by a keen observer of skating in the wild.
In Theories Of Atlantis’s “Inside The Skaters Studio,” Taylor Nawrocki provides some commentary for his part.