I don’t know much about art but I know what I like: free shoes. If you live in Perth and your shoes are looking a bit ratty, you’re in luck: the city is giving out free Nike kicks as part of a city-wide art project.
Do It For Free was thought up by artist David Attwood and is being run as part of TRANSART 2016. It’ll see 100 Perthians given the fancy new gear in exchange for the shoes on their feet and a photo.
To get the shoes, citizens will have to keep an eye out for “ushers” walking about town in the distinctive white Nike Air Max 90s and ask for the hook up, they will then be taken to another location where they will have their shoes confiscated and their photo taken.
The name of the artwork is apparently to “use the cultural connotations of Nike Air Max sneakers and their exchange with the public as a means of exploring alternative relationships between commodities and communities more broadly.“
Sure, that makes sense. Probably.
The shoes they got in the swap and the photos of the shoes former wearers will be exhibited sometime after the piece concludes, at a venue still to be announced.
The locations of the ushers will be posted on the City of Perth‘s Twitter account and the piece will be running from October 13th to 23rd. Happy hunting.
Source: WA Today.