It’s hard to imagine how it’s like to walk in the shoes of someone with ME/CFS. Empty shoes on social media often stand for the #millionsmissing, and have been used as a powerful symbol in protests around the world.
By putting unusable festive ones on a podest, the sculpture evokes themes such as the unreachable goals and activities of people with severe ME, but also their powerful stance of survival and strength.
Here we rise them higher to contrast the missing acknowledgement in society, and to honour their often unsung existence and vision.
Red shoes, galvanized tubular steel, wood, varnish