In November 2008, German sculptor Hans Angerer accepted an invitation from Goethe-Institut Manila to an artist-in-residence program on “Artwork with tropical materials.”
In Baguio City, Hans collaborated with filmmaker Kidlat Tahimik, whom he had previously met in Bavaria.
The objective of commissioning Filipino woodcarvers to produce models of shoes used by the villagers around Baguio was to allow them, even for a moment, to get away from carving artwork on demand. Instead, they should enjoy their full concentration on their artistic talents.
They commissioned 42 local woodcarvers to create models of shoes used by Baguio villagers to break from their routine of producing tourist souvenirs. They were given free will to create their own designs in any manner.
The results—180 pairs of different shoe models—proved their excellent craftsmanship!
The Quo Vadis, Lakaran? installation is presented by Goethe-Institut Manila as part of the exhibition Portraits of Shoes, Stories of Feet.