Life Line - Survival Kit

Studio Orta - 0232.04

Date: 2008
Ref: 0232.04
Materials: Steel frame, 5 taps, piping, various textiles, silkscreen print, webbing, flask, float, shoes, rope
Dimensions: 150 x 80 x 15cm
Exhibition history: 2012 Tufts University Art Gallery, USA; 2008 Hangar Bicocca Milan
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.