Materials: Aluminium, polychrome
Dimensions: 103 x 25 x 96h cm
Exhibition history: 2014 Parc de la Villette, Paris, France
Courtesy: Lucy + Jorge Orta
Over the years, Lucy + Jorge Orta have observed how people all over the world deal with milk as a staple of nutritional health in many diets. In the series of works entitled Milk, the cast aluminium jugs, bottles, packages and cartons no longer hold any milk, nor are they marked with significant texts or images. Rather, they are stripped of all marketing, revealing an aesthetic beauty born of functional design. Milk pays tribute to its container, a seemingly insignificant and neutral object for an essential nutrient that is severely undervalued in the industrial production chain.