Cabinet of Curiosity comprises of design and visual art duo Caroline Collinge and Edmond Salter who have worked in costume design, film, installation, performance and architecture. For GLOBAL FOOTPRINT Caroline and Edmond created Footfall – a cascading chandelier structure composed of multiple paper shoe ‘brogues’.
Utilising old maps and historical documents the artworks portrays the globe-trotting story of the Oxford shoe from its birth in the Highlands and Ireland to full scale production in Victorian Northamptonshire to mass manufacture in the East.
‘The sole of the shoe features a cut out Victorian map of Northampton, showing where shoe industries were historically based. The body of the shoes also uses a printed map of the county of Northamptonshire. The shoes were all hand made from paper material that gave delicacy to our concept, as well as expressing the process of pattern making for shoes within the final work.’
The artwork was displayed in Northampton Museum and Art Gallery and subsequently at Collective Collaborations Community Exhibition Space (weblinks required) in Market Walk Shopping Centre, Northampton.