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So why do sneakers wind up on telephone wires?

So why do sneakers wind up on telephone wires?

Matt Bate's short film tracks sneakers hanging on telephone wires in Brooklyn and beyond. Matt Bate Australian filmmaker Matt Bate freely admits to an obsessive streak. So it’s little surprise that when he first traveled to the U.S. from his hometown of Adelaide in 2006, it wasn’t the obvious sights of major cities like New York that attracted him. Instead, like a recurring motif, he kept noticing a particular form of urban detritus. “I got obsessed because I saw sneakers on telephone wires all over the States. I spent the entire time photographing them for some reason,” Bate recalls. “From then, I had this vast archive of photographs and movies that I’d made of them.” Tormented by the reason discarded sneakers festooned so many power lines, Bate took to the internet. There, of course, he uncovered endless forums and threads of discussion from the similarly obsessed – whic...

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