Anna Vasof

Down to Earth

Abstract:
In “Down to Earth”, Anna Vasof refers to the multifunctional significance of shoes while putting a very particular spin on the concept of “footwear”. The artist fabricated highly distinctive mechanical devices for each of her 28 shoe designs, some of which set entire stories in motion upon walking. There is for instance a fork that vainly fishes for an olive, or a hammer that pounds the shoe to its right with each step.