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Usha Seejarim

A Gesture of Belonging

Usha Seejarim (b. 1974, Bethal, South Africa) lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa. A Gesture of Belonging is a cast cement high-heeled shoe with a chrome base under the toe that looks like a domestic iron and a three-pin electric plug under the heel. The work serves as a recognition of the rise of the female voice and the complex nature of that voice.


Major support for the High Line Plinth is provided by Shelley Fox Aarons, Jennifer Allan Soros, Elizabeth Belfer, Suzanne Deal Booth, Fairfax Dorn, Andy and Christine Hall, Hermine Riegerl Heller, J. Tomilson Hill, The Holly Peterson Foundation, Annie Hubbard, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Donald R. Mullen, Jr., Miyoung Lee and Neil Simpkins, Doug Oliver, Mario J. Palumbo, Jr., Susan Scherr, Susan Viniar, and Anonymous.