See the Amazing Aries2010 Snowboarding Time Capsule!

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There are a few things in snowboarding’s past that we may want to forget, but shouldn’t. Rudimentary bindings. Shaun Palmer’s sequined jumpsuit. The fact that everyone used to just wear Sorels. White guy dreds. The list goes on… Thankfully, Nike’s money is paying to preserve them all in the Aries2010 Snowboarding Time Capsule. Coolhunting has the scoop.

Portland, OR artist Brian Elliot‘s hand-machined time capsule Aries2010 looks like a futuristic play on one of Louise Bourgeois’ creatures. Hydraulic tubes tucked into leg joints and a body resembling airplane fuselage lends the impression that Elliot’s hyper-steampunk version might even crawl off. Commissioned by Nike Snowboarding, as the brand continues to build cred in the field, the capsule’s contents tell the early history of snowboarding through a collection of objects and films curated by Nemo Design co-founder and snowboard photographer Trevor Graves.

For more photos and all the details on this neat-o project, check out Coolhunting’s full post here or go to the official Aries2010 site here.

If you want to see this thing with your own eyes, Vancouver’s The Boardroom will host it over the next week. The items to be housed in the capsule will be on display during two special events.

Opening Reception: February 13, 2010, 8:00 pm — 12:00 am

Closing Reception: February 19, 2010, 8:00 pm — 12:00 am