The first studio project was 'Garmenture': a quick two-week exploration of materials in relation to the body. I ended up manufacturing a series of wiggly, jiggly high-heeled shoes that was meant to titilate and mutate one's walk. The first pair was made out of low-density foam, the second pair: polyurethane, and the third: jello (and a lot of gelatine!).
Unfortunetly, I wasn't able to get the mold poured untill monday because the fine-art workshop where I was getting access and help producing a silicone mold wasn't open last weekend. That left one shot, and twenty-four hours for each pair of shoes. Luckily, there were no major screw ups, just smaller, annoying learning mistakes.
The silicone mold with the jello jigglers setting inside.
The polyurethane 2020 had a beautiful golden glow. It looked like honey. mmmmmmmmm.
Jello (and marshmellow souls)
If anybody is interested in creating a shoe (or a whatever) out of jello, the ratio that I used was one part jello, one part gelatine to two parts water. And make sure that the water is boiling hot. This recipe sets fast, and doesn't taste very good. I know because I took a chomp of one at the evening fashion show/ garmenture debut.
Here's my friend Annie working those golden globes.
The low density foam shoes were the easiest to make. But you have to move fast on mixing and pouring that foam! The reaction time is incredibly fast.