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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.

“PRESENT,” the second chapter, is a 16-minute long visual interwoven with footage of both the past and future. 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 prepare for his recent “Blue Garden” project. The plot unfolds to reveal tensions developing with the upcoming installation. Interlaced with scenes from the past, the film depicts Daniel 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 further blends and distorts one’s understanding of linear time, creating an atmosphere of mystique that encapsulates the spirit of Arsham’s artistic work.

The film also reveals the second sneaker in the adidas Originals collaboration, the “New York PRESENT.”  As you can seen in the gallery above, carefully chosen materials boast a monochromatic execution; the style is uniquely identifiable with a matte grey neoprene upper and BOOST tooling, and bears the signature co-branding of adidas Originals and Arsham.

The “New York PRESENT” will become available globally on December 9, with a pre-launch scheduled at KITH Miami on December 8. In the meantime, watch the second chapter of Hourglass above.

Also, check out the first chapter of the collaboration, Hourglass: “PAST”.

Words by Kyle Hodge
Staff Writer

New York based writer that pops flavor and drips sauce.

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