Sneakers in the Sky

Slide- and sound installation (2007)
15 min.
Sound mix: Simon Leth Stolzenbach

The installation Sneakers in the Sky explores an urban phenomenon found in many American cities. Shoes are seen hanging in power cables, trees and light poles. The shoes appear as signs in urban space, but the readings are innumerable. The material for the project was collected in the streets of New York City. The phenomenon is examined through photography and sound recordings, and the work investigates the readings spanning from transitional rites, marking of territory, drug sales, to mere kids play.