Not completely our usual fare … But where there’s art on a wall, invariably there are kicks floating above it – but the one question that’s never been answered, is why the hell are they up there?
The most common urban myth is the “drug dealers” house one … But it turns out that, of course, there are many more trains than just the usual urban legend – is it art? Just for fun? I know Ive wondered more than once, and the video, “Mystery Of The Flying Kicks” delves right into this strange world of shoelace tied sneakers on power lines to reveal people’s thoughts, and some of the hidden history behind it all … Really intriguing watching.
“Murder, sex, drugs, art, politics… sneakers hanging on telephone lines have become a powerful urban symbol, inspiring genesis theories both hilarious and sinister. In an effort to get to the truth once and for all we asked the people of earth to help us solve this mystery. Using an on-line call out and a phone message bank, this documentary was made entirely from donated photographs, phoned-in theories, video, vlogs, and animation.
The Mystery of Flying Kicks is the result of a unique digital collaboration between the filmmakers and the international public.
Directed by Matthew Bate
Watch Matt’s feature Documentary ‘Shut Up Little Man! – An Audio Misadventure’ – on demand on VIMEO – vimeo.com/66795363
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