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Shoefiti

Deepa Mann-Kler (UK)

Location: South Bailey

A playful twist on an urban mystery

Have you ever seen a pair of shoes tied together and suspended from a power line? The globally familiar phenomenon of shoe tossing is commonly known as ‘Shoefiti’ and theories about its meaning and origin range from simple to sinister. These dangling LED trainers shine a light on a curious act of urban rebellion, encouraging audiences to look up and share in the wonder of the unexpected.

Each illuminated shoe is made from 3D scans of the artist’s own converse trainers.

About Deepa Mann-Kler

Originally from Nottingham, Deepa Mann-Kler now lives and works in Killyleagh, County Down. She has exhibited internationally, including solo and group exhibitions in Ireland, America, Germany and China. In 2013 she created Neon Dogs for the Lumiere Derry-Londonderry 2013 BRILLIANT commissioning competition and was awarded the Individual Artist Award by the Culture Company as part of the Derry UK City of Culture celebrations.

deepamannkler.com

Supported by: the University of Sunderland

Accessibility information

Riverside: tarmac footpath, no lighting, seating at regular intervals along the route

South Bailey: Paved footpath and tarmac road, gentle incline towards Prebends Bridge.

Artwork description: A static LED installation.

PLEASE NOTE: While you are welcome to photograph this installations for personal use, please note that the artist retains all imagery rights. Commercial use of installation photography and film is strictly prohibited.

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