This sculpture was first exhibited in a show curated by Klaus Honnef at the Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn. In text from the 1993 catalog: For the exhibition, I created a shoe object which alludes to the sexual references that are often attributed to female shoes. The name "Walka Walka" comes from a cat call that men make, often combined with a whistling sound, mimicking the rhythmic swaying of the hips of a passing woman. This shoe-pair-object radiates seductive power: shoe body as body cavity, as symbol of the womb, the red lining, the uterus, the vagina. One shoe is twisted in such a way that it can dip its heel into its own toe - a masturbation, the safest form of "safe sex".
Photo: Viola Sophie