COMUИE video installation.

COMUИE video installation. PHOTO: Sean Rosenthal

On October 23rd COMUNE unveiled their first snowboard video project “Black Holes and Invisible Forces Bending Time Through Particle Deformations Creating Infinite Freedom in the Garden on The Moon” at their headquarters in Costa Mesa, CA. Under a full moon, the packed house witnessed seven edits of the experimental film while live music from Gypsy Death Star, C-TOWN and The Perfect Gentleman filled the night air.

Wyatt Hull of Gypsy Death Star.

Wyatt Hull of Gypsy Death Star. PHOTO: Sean Rosenthal

The idea behind the film was to focus on showcasing snowboarding and snowboard filmmaking as a raw, creative art form giving all involved the creative freedom to translate a collection of footage through their own interpretation. Multiple viewing stations were set up for the guests to throw on a pair of headphones and watch each individual edit of the movie featuring COMUNE snow team, aggregates and associates. Contributing artists towards the project included: Corey Smith, Liz Davis, Ryan Scardigli, Hunter Longe, Matt Porter, Kevin Castanheria, Mark Wiitanen and Shelby Menzel.

All edits of the film as well as shorts and trailers ranging in style from traditional snowboarding to abstract obscurity can be viewed at

PHOTOS: Sean Rosenthal