Life Line - Survival Kit Antarctica

Studio Orta - 0234.02

Date: 2008 - 2009
Ref: 0234.02
Materials: Steel frame, laminated Lambda photograph, various fabrics, webbing, 3 floats, childrens' shoes, 2 whistles
Dimensions: 150 x 80 x 15cm
Exhibition history: 2008 World Expo Zaragoza, Austrian Pavillion, Spain
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.