Artist Projects

Shoemaker's Dialogues


Shoemaker’s Dialogues is a series of sculptures, public programs, actions, commissioned texts and a limited edition book that contemplate a series of dialogues that were said to have taken place outside of the Agora between Socrates and Simon the Shoemaker. An installation inside the Guggenheim museum will serve as an anchor for several actions, including three off-site Dialogues, three Sole/Soul Sermons, Pedestrian Press and Ink Collection. Ink will be made from particulate matter collected in front of shoemaker and shoe repair stores in the five boroughs of New York City. This ink will be used to print commissioned texts on a large-scale roll of paper to be rolled out on the streets of New York and printed using a set of 26 shoes with letters on their soles.

Project Updates

  • 2011: Futurefarmers premiere Shoemaker’s Dialogues in Intervals: Futurefarmers at the Guggenheim

  • Artists


    Futurefarmers is a group of artists and designers working together since 1995. We are artists, researchers, designers, farmers, scientists, engineers…


    Amy Franceschini

    Amy Franceschini is an artist and educator whose work includes websites, installations and open-access laboratories. Franceschini founded the collect…


    Michael Swaine

    Michael Swaine is an artist and inventor. His projects include Reap What You Sew: Generosity Project, for which he pushed an old-f…


  • Events

    Apr 21 – Aug 12, 2018
    Futurefarmers present OUT OF PLACE at YBCA

    Oct 04 – Feb 04, 2018
    Futurefarmers Present "Arrange" at Hunter East Harlem Gallery

    May 04 – May 14, 2011
    Futurefarmers exhibit "Shoemaker's Dialogues" at the Guggenheim in New York

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    April 26, 2011
    Project Premiere: Futurefarmers' "Shoemaker's Dialogues" at the Guggenheim

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