Antarctica Drop Parachute Survival Kit

Studio Orta - 5059
Studio Orta - 5059
Studio Orta - 5059
Studio Orta - 5059

Date: 2007
Ref: 5059
Materials: Coated polyamide, fiber glass rods, various textiles, nation flags, silkscreen print, webbing, various objects, wall stencils
Dimensions: 60 x 120cm variable
Exhibition history: 2014 Parc de la Villette, Paris, France; 2007 Galeria Continua San Gimignano, Italy
Courtesy: Lucy + Jorge Orta

Modeled after parachutes utilised in humanitarian expeditions to rapidly distribute vital supplies in inaccessible zones, the artists' Drop Parachutes are laden with objects referencing humanity’s physical and material survival as well as its spiritual needs, particularly the recovery of affection and solidarity. The parachutes become objects of textual communication, with nations flags and slogans relating to the themes the artists explore in their work.