Created by Van der Vyver. A recently graduated South African from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam.
The Shoe was nominated for a design prize at Gerrit Rietveld Academie and Jury members Barbara Visser, visual artist and Xander Karskens and curator of De Hallen expressed that :
“The object created by Leanie expands the concept of a shoe into multiple new meanings. The beautifully made leather object is accompanied by a video registration of a girl wearing it. One observes the design forcing the wearer to develop a new way of walking, leaning forward while refining a painfully fragile balance. The jury applauds the way aesthetics, ergonomics and prosthesis merge into an awkward choreography. The craftsmanship and strong conceptual way of designing also show in another work, a ceramic tea set in which reference is made to a building in South Africa. Leanie succeeds in translating political consciousness into form and is considered by the jury to be a meaningful future designer.”
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