Žiri – a small town on the southern edge of the Alps is mostly known for two things: shoemaking and bobbin lace. The two motifs have been the core idea of the installation in the entry hall of the town’s theater to celebrate the local cultural society’s 60th anniversary. Instead of presenting some traditional lace motif, the natural terrain of the Žiri’s landscape has been illustrated in the pattern design. Wooden shoe lasts are hanging from the arched part of the lace like beech masts which are believed to contribute to the town’s name. They have been donated by five most known local shoe makers and the local shoe company Alpina.
YEAR: 2015 SIZE WxH: 2m x 2.7m (6.5’ x 9’) MATERIAL: 360m (1200’) rope, 54 steel anchors COLLABORATORS: Ana Ahlin Janša (manufacturing support), Tanja Mlinar (background photo) LOCATION: DPD Svoboda Žiri, Trg Svobode 8, Žiri, SI