|Felicity Shillingford Roller Ballet (2006)|
Roller Ballet was originally made as part of ‘Heelz on Wheelz’, a performance and visual art production by Fittings Multimedia. Described as ‘a subversive journey through sex, beauty and alternative lifestyles’, this touring production featured a range of fantasy footwear that brought together nice and nasty, clean and dirty.
Roller Ballet offers the viewer a juxtaposition of such opposing themes. Classical combining with the street, it’s a marriage of point shoe in blood red, with ribbon lacing, and low-tech early roller skate wheels. The piece is displayed in action on a half pipe high stand. The ribbons are wired to flow out behind. Shoe donated by The Royal Ballet.
Felicity Shillingford is an Exeter-based artist who works across sculpture, live performance and film. She was a co-founder of Fittings Multimedia, a Manchester-based production company fusing performance and visual arts.
Felicty Shillingford Roller Ballet
25th March - 6th May 2011 (Extended to 11th May)
Off The Hook Clothing
151- 152 Fore Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3AN