Saturday, June 7, 2014

Swing Shoe Shop


The white cube as an institutional commercial space is staged in Swing Shoe Shop with a fitting bench, shoe horns and nylon sockies. Gallery visitors are invited to try on the shoes (for sale for €99.90 in a custom silk-screened shoebox). The 50 0dd pairs of shoes are appropriated 1920′s to 1940′s dance shoes: some are unworn, others considerably threadbare, and each tells its own story. On a surreal museum audio guide, a voice actor narrates the back-stories in a period transatlantic accent. For a slideshow of the collection and the accompanying audio tour, check out the video.

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