Video Days

Video Days takes its title from the 90s skateboard video by Blind Skateboards. Produced in 1991 by American skateboarder and filmmaker, Spike Jonze, the iconic video depicts street and park skating in the US, and is considered one of the most influential skate videos of its time.

For the duration of 25 days the gallery will be transformed into an open cinema. Running daily, Video Days presents a different film or series of short films each day from different decades and genres. The films screened share several common themes, most prevalent is their relationship to the built environment.

Invited participants include independent research agency, Forensic Architecture whose film 77sqm_9:26min documents their counter investigation into evidence relating to the murder of 21-year-old Halit Yozgat in Kassel, Germany. Halit was the ninth of ten racist murders performed by a neo-Nazi group known as the National Socialist Underground (NSU) across Germany between 2000 and 2007.

Video Days also features Paris-based filmmaker Eric Baudelaire, whose 2017 film Also Known As Jihadi, traces a young man’s journey to radicalisation. Other films include contributions from photographer and filmmaker Dick Jewell; and artists Karen Cunningham, and Simon Martin.

Announcements of the full line-up, including start times and film duration, will feature on our website and via our social media channels.


Video Days Preview
Thursday 19 April, 4 pm – 7 pm


We launch this exhibition with a programme of talks, screenings and photography dedicated to the local and international skateboarding community.

In conjunction with local not-for-profit community group Skate Nottingham, we’ll be exploring skateboarding’s potential to drive cultural and social change, particularly through the re-engagement of young skateboarders with education and employment by supporting individual creative and cultural interests.

This event will reflect Nottingham’s lively intergenerational skate community, and identify a set of themes that link the local and international significance of skateboarding to the objectives of the open cinema we are creating in the gallery, and the rich texture of disciplines and interests reflected across the entire Video Days programme.

Skateboarding is an activity that reflects a consistent theme within the programme of human-kind’s disruptive and subjective relationship with the built environment.

Read the full programme for the Preview event and confirm your attendance.


Select future screenings:


» Video Days: week one screenings
Video Days: week two screenings
» Video Days: week three screenings
» Video Days: week four screenings
» Video Days: week five screenings




Fri 20 Apr 2018 - Fri 18 May 2018


Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm; Saturdays, 11 am– 3 pm



Thu 19 Apr 2018


4 pm – 7 pm

If you would like to attend this event please RSVP to confirm your attendance.

Coming Soon

Apr 2018 - Apr 2018
Video Days: Week Two Screenings
Apr 2018 - May 2018
Video Days: Week Three Screenings
May 2018 - May 2018
Video Days: Week Four Screenings
May 2018 - May 2018
Video Days: Week Five Screenings
May 2018 - May 2018
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