A high-heeled shoe size 39 1/2 made from pure chocolate, created in 1993 as Irene Andessner’s contribution to the exhibition curated by Klaus Honnef, ‘Die verlassenen Schuhe’ (The Forsaken Shoes), in the Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn. The video shows a shoe being eaten from a woman’s foot. Since then the shoe object has graduated to a string of media appearances and exhibitions on the theme. It was moulded by hand in the Münich Konditorei Rottenhöfer. The ‘27 degrees’ in the work’s title refers to the melting point of chocolate.
‘39 1/2 < 27°’, chocolate shoe, size 39 1/2, on satin in transparent box (30 x 21.5 x 10 cm), varieties: wholemilk, dark, white, strawberry (pink) and pistachio (light green) chocolate; unlimited edition, Artikel Editionen, Berlin, 1993
‘39 1/2 < 27°’, 90 sec. video clip on DVD, unlimited, signed, Artikel Editionen, Berlin, 1993/2009
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