Life Line - Survival Kit Antarctica

Studio Orta - 0236.02
Studio Orta - 0236.02

Date: 2008 - 2009
Ref: 0236.02
Materials: Laminated photograph, steel frame, taps, various textiles, flag, silkscreen print, webbing, whistle flasks, floats, toys
Dimensions: 90 x 15 x 150h cm
Exhibition history: 2008 Le Forum Blanc Mesnil, France; Motive Gallery Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Courtesy: Lucy + Jorge Orta

Lucy + Jorge Orta created Life Line on their return from their Antarctic expedition in 2007. The hand-made wall based works combine textile elements and the metaphorical life-saving objects suspended from painted, steel frames. Life Line refers to both physical or material survival and more symbolically to the spiritual needs of man, such as affection and solidarity.