On the Line 1

Haroon Gunn-Salie
On the Line 1, 2016
Pair of shoes bronze plated
Work: 78 x 32 x 29 cm

Haroon Gunn-Salie’s On the Line is a series of sculptures drawing parallels between regions within the Global South. The artworks appropriate everyday memorials and silent monuments, shoes hanging off street poles and telephone lines, often overlooked in the peripheries of our cities and the margins of our societies. On the Line consists of a series of pairs of shoes, tied together by their laces and cast in bronze. The shoes were removed from telephone wires in different sites of Favela da Serra in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.