Archive for the ‘Feet’ Category

Feet / Odor Eaters

18/05/11

Synthetic materials used in the production of many modern shoes and trainers do not adequately accommodate for the body’s natural cooling function, Odor-Easters offer one solution to this design fault.

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Feet / Chinese Foot Binding

18/05/11

Foot-binding was, from as early as 1700 BC, thought to be a sign of distinction and aptitude for marriage into wealth. Families widely practiced foot binding on their daughters until it was banned in 1912, with another ban issued in 1949.

Feet / Wojciech Kosma : Margot’s Toe (2011)

18/05/11

A woman sucks a man’s toe in Wojciech Kosma’s Margot’s Toe.

Feet / Stalin’s Boots : The Stalin Monument Budapest

18/05/11

During the 1956 Hungarian revolution the statue of Joseph Stalin that stood in Budapest was torn down leaving only the bronze boots standing. In 2006 this proportional replica was built and erected in the Budapest Memento Park as a reminder of the country’s communist history.

Feet / Neil Armstrong’s Boot Print

18/05/11

Taken on the first mission to land on the moon this is a photograph of one of the first foot prints on the surface of the moon. Many moon-landing conspiracy theories point to the lack of moisture on the lunar surface as unfavourable for such distinct foot prints.

Feet / Charles Atlas, Mika Tajima and New Humans : The Pedestrians (2011)

18/05/11

In their multi-platform investigative variations on walking, movement, the politics of space and its conventions, Charles Atlas, Mika Tajima and New Humans seem to have been making some sort of aspersion that like, hyper mediated video edited live by Charles Atlas, the act of walking is no less free.

Feet / Situationist International : Dérive

18/05/11

A dérive or drift is a strategy developed by the Situationist International to propose, live and demand an alternative experience of the city to that which is the norm. The illustration above represents this idea of disruption in cartographic form.

Feet / Ahmet Ogut : Running Lecture (2011)

18/05/11

Ahmet Ogut leads an audience on a relatively high-speed voyage of discovery. Uncovering documentation of previous works that he has stashed in anticipation of a sweaty encounter with his art work that offer “an innovative new format for cultural engagement and general well-being”*.

Feet / Giotto : Christ Washing the Feet of his Apostles (1304 – 1306)

18/05/11

The Renaissance artist Giotto depicts what could be said to be one of the earliest descriptions of urban living conditions, a biblical scene which is also widely understood as the symbolic washing away of sins from the feet of Jesus’ apostles in anticipation of their priesthood.

Feet / Mount Everest : 29,029ft

18/05/11

The unit of measurement, based on the human foot (repeatedly and often differently standardised) is believed to have roots in agricultural measurement, trade and the length of various sovereign arms*. This unit for measuring the land that could be ploughed in a day for example begins to loose its meaning when used to describe the height above sea-level of the world’s tallest mountain, which can take more than two weeks.