2005/ Installation with shoes, astroturf, and video projections | Exhibited at Citizens, Pitzhanger Manor House, London; The City Gallery, Leicester; Oriel Davies Gallery, Wales; Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast; 2005.
Lost New Shoes confronts the notion of the ‘citizen’ by looking at the absence or void where a person may be. One way of looking at a pair of shoes (just shoes) is to regard them as hollow objects from which someone has withdrawn themselves. Used and thrown away shoes, like used-up people, are hollowed out by the absence of meaningful usage. One is shorn with citizenship as one is with shoes. And often the fit is much too tight for comfort.