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Lessons in Love: Handcrafted Metaphorical Shoe Installation by Jo Cope >>


  • YKK London Showroom 154 Commercial Street Londen, England, E1 6NU United Kingdom (map)
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NOTE: Opening Reception & Performance on 9 May 18:00 - 20:00, performance starts at 19:30

During London Craft Week Mind Fashion partner & Artist Jo Cope collaborates with YKK London Showroom to create a conceptual fashion installation and an opening night performance with Antonio de la Fe. Showing how shoes are vessels and provocateurs to explore life metaphors, pushing shoe-making to its limits.

Subject of Love

Both the installation and performance explore the complex subject of love and its parallels with addiction and relationships. The installation narrates this journey using a series of handcrafted metaphorical objects. Pieces are created using leather and wood by adapting and extending aspects of traditional shoe-making techniques. 

Working with & around the body

The opening night performance is an experimental collaboration with Antonio de la Fe, a Spanish choreographer and performer based in London with a background in physiotherapy. Jo and Antonio’s interest in working with and around the body, alongside their progressive relationship to their practices, makes them an exciting match in exploring the relationship between conceptual footwear and dance.

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