Walking in Russia

Maison de la Culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Montreal
June 18, 2005.

This installation consisted of 103 handmade paper shoes, the shoemaker’s work-table, drawings, texts, and miniature houseforms, which I call “improvised architecture.” This piece grew from a coincidence: I had a dream in which I returned to my family’s original name (Sapozhnik, meaning shoemaker in Russian), and the next morning I found a collection of shoemaker’s tools at a flea market. The exhibition concluded with a solo performance in the theatre.

Materials: paper shoes (tracing paper, ink, masking tape, thread), graphite/ink on paper, recycled photographs

from books, glue, twigs, tools, wooden boxes, wooden table, stool.