Jeanne D

Barbara Zucchi

This shoe sculpure is part of a series of 20 sculptures of shoes dedicated to the most relevant women in history, literature, cinema and comics. This project has been commissioned by Superstudio Milan and ANCI, and chosen as opening event for the MICAM 2006.

Jeanne d’Arc
All I know about Jeanne d’Arc is that she was French, she heard voices and she fought for the king, the same king that to express gratitude condemned her to the stake; I also know of a movie about her story interpreted by Ingrid Bergman and another one by Milla Jojovich; I think she was called 'the Maid of Orleans'. In my collective imaginary, this is enough to dedicate her a pair of sandals with 'flaming' sheet metal heels and a black cross as symbol of her passion and the one, repaid, of the king’s.

Courtesy of Daniele Fontana at Whitenoisephotography 2007.

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