Shoe-Field, one of Rapoport’s most prescient interactive computer-based projects, adopted the methodologies of scientific research to analyze emotional states. During “participation performances,” viewers were asked how they felt about the shoes they were wearing. The resulting data was visualized via a computer program originally used by physicists to plot electrical fields.
Iterations of this project were exhibited between 1982 and 1989, as well as at Rapoport’s retrospective exhibition “Spaces of Life” at Kala Art Institute in 2011. She also produced blog art, artist’s books and magazine articles related to Shoe-Field.