The second chapter of their ongoing collaboration, Hourglass, between adidas Originals and Daniel Arsham has finally arrived. Hourglass is a short film that explores the life and thoughts of Arsham through alienation, discovery, and archaeology. The film is told in three parts depicting the past, present, and future.
Chapter two of ‘Hourglass’ continues to explore the notion of societies expectations about time focusing on the present. As the film jumps from past to present, the presence of an hourglass remains an iconic symbol that connects each fleeting moment in time. This time around, the journey continues in Rio where Arsham has traveled to prep for his zen garden project. The plot unfolds to reveal tensions developing with the upcoming installation. Interlaced with scenes from the past, the film depicts Arsham who is transported back to his childhood only to reveal memories that have informed his creative practice today. The documentary style format and film treatment futher blends and distorts ones understanding of linear time creating an atmosphere of mystique and encapsulates the spirit of Arsham’s artistic work.
At moments throughout the film, Arsham reveals the second sneaker, the PRESENT in the collaborative series with adidas Originals. Carefully chosen materials boast a monochromatic execution, the ‘New York PRESENT’ style is uniquely identifiable with a matte grey neoprene upper and BOOST tooling and bears the signature co-branding of adidas Originals and Daniel Arsham.
The Daniel Arsham x adidas New York Present will drop in store via live raffle at 9h30am in our CPT & JHB store on Saturday the 9th of December for the retail price of R3799.00
Sizes: UK7, UK8, UK9, UK10