Los Carpinteros – Multiple Flipflops

The flipflops were conceived by Los Carpinteros as part of a special edition of the monographic publication Handwork – Constructing the World, edited by TBA21 (Verlag der Buchhandlung Walter König: Cologne, 2011). They were inspired by the idea that one can never know the other’s experience until you have “walked in another’s shoes”—and what better shoes to evoke the Cuban experience than flipflops—the footwear of choice of this tropical island.

The flipflops made of injection moulded rubber and PVC are imprinted with an actual street map of Old Havana and are meant for the owner to wear in order to “soak up” the atmosphere of the Cuban city.
Los Carpinteros
Multiple Flipflops, 2011

Injection moulded rubber and PVC
24,3 x 28 x 5 cm 
unsigned, unlimited and unnumbered
commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary

EUR 50