Introduction: How to Cut the Heel Off a High Heeled Shoe (as Demonstrated by Artist Mary Elizabeth Yarbrough @ Pier 9, Autodesk)

About: Co-founder of art band Chicks on Speed and PhD candidate, Creativity and Cognition Studios, Dept. of Engineering and IT, The University of Technology, Sydney. Her current research is in computer enhanced foot-…

As we all know, high heeled shoes or stilettos are anything but ergonomic or good for our feet, they're actually torture chambers, that look fashionable. Well in response to this, i've decided to go out and start a campaign to torture shoes back, for all the years and all the suffering women have endured by these so called foot coverings that restrict and deform our feet....this is a call to action to all those who wear high heeled shoes, cut off your heels NOW!

Here's how to do it and not to do it!

Step 1: How Not to Do It!

This is with a wood ban you can see, the saw stopped cutting once the blade hit the metal spine inside the heel, we'd picked the wrong tool and needed something more extreme.

Step 2: How to Really Do It

take the shoe, clamp it in a vice, get an angle grinder and face shield and grind away, don't be afraid of the sparks, it just makes it all the more performative!

Step 3: End Artefact