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CulturalDC - Mobile Art Gallery - Over Board by Andy Yoder | 202DC

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Published on 15 May 2021 / In Culture

⁣OVERBOARD BY ANDY YODERMOBILE ART GALLERY: APRIL 22-JUNE 27 AT SANDLOT SOUTHEAST


The show was inspired by “The Great Shoe Spill of 1990” – an incident where 5 shipping containers containing 80,000 Nike sneakers were lost at sea. As the shoes washed ashore on the northwest coast of the US, oceanographer Curtis Ebbesmeyer was able to create data leading to an important study of the ocean’s currents.


Combining this incident with the subculture of sneakerhead collectors brings attention to the impact of consumer culture on the planet’s environment. Each shoe is a version of the Nike’s iconic Jordan 5 sneaker, a shoe that was introduced in 1990, the same year as the spill.

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