interaction design + literary arts

Animation celebrating red shoes!

The peerless Georgia in her red sandals.

Joyce's darling red shoes matched her ruby lips.

Wearing red stiletto sandals on my wedding day.

The Red Shoes I Wore

Red shoes are daring for a reason. They have a long and rich symbolic history that goes beyond surface appeal. The Red Shoes I Wore is a media storytelling project about femininity, eroticism, and power in footwear. Drawing on personal history and interviews with women about a special pair of red shoes that they own, I explore how our relationship with an iconic object is a reflection of our relationship to society.

Through poetry, animation, and photography, I bring to light some of the untold, intimate stories of womens’ lives; re-framing core ideas about vanity and piety in H C Andersen’s classic tale The Red Shoes and shifting the focus to the joy of attraction and showing off.

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