Pendle Enterprise and Regeneration Ltd (PEARL) | The Red Shoes
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The Red Shoes

The Red Shoes

A unique live art installation of red shoes, symbolising women who’ve been the victims of extreme violence, will take shape for the first time in the UK at Northlight, Brierfield Mill this week.

The public art installation and performance will launch on Saturday 28 February from 12 noon until 4pm and includes a performance by Georgianna C. Ainsworth starting at 1pm.

The Mexican artist Georgianna Ainsworth is asking for donations of shoes in any colour, in advance of the compelling performance which is a reproduction of Mexican Artist Elina Chauvet’s protest art work.

Shoes can be dropped off at Brierfield Library or brought to Northlight, Brierfield Mill on Sat 28th February from 12 noon on the day.

Elina Chauvets’ The Red Shoes is a symbolic installation in honour of the hundreds of women and girls who have been killed in Juárez, Mexico’s most dangerous city.

People can help to paint the shoes and put a message of support into the shoes for women in Mexico.

The event is part of an exhibition by four artists called Presence of an Absence, highlighting the plight of women who’ve been abducted and murdered in Mexico.

The artists have been invited by In-Situ arts of Brierfield, a creative collective based both at a new arts workshop in the historic mill at Northlight and at Brierfield Library.