30 ANS PLUS TARD
ADIDAS ORIGINALS presents
When I asked Flip the reason why he was so interested in going to the Alps for this project, he told me that when he was a child, his mother spent some time in Grenoble and Flip, who was born and raised in Brazil, discovered snow there for the first time in his life. A few months later, his mother took him back to Sao Paulo and Flip never saw snow again. That was 30 years ago. Now a graffiti artist and sculptor, he wanted to go back. I found this interesting and agreed to follow him on what I understood was a spiritual journey.
When we got there, we drove really high on the mountain and explored the forest until we found the perfect spot, as remote from human activity as possible. Then I watched Flip spontaneously sculpt this incredible monster, like the woods suddenly took control of him. As I watched the images back in Paris, I imagined a low, deep noise growing stronger and stronger as we got closer to the spot, letting ourselves be possessed by the woods.
The statue that Flip carved in the snow, as well as this film, are our gifts to the spirit that visited Flip thirty years ago, and came back thirty years later to visit us that day.