Amazonia - Vitrine

Studio Orta - 5500.04
Studio Orta - 5500.04

Date: 2010
Ref: 5500.04
Materials: Steel structure, copper tube, tap, laminated Lambda photograph, 4 OrtaWater bottles, float, 2 flasks, 2 aluminum cups
Dimensions: 45 x 89 x 24cm
Exhibition history: 2013 Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK
Courtesy: Lucy + Jorge Orta

In the work of Lucy + Jorge Orta, vitrines are designed to draw our attention to a specific subject or issue, often containing photographs or metaphorical objects suspended from the structures. Inside this vitrine is a photograph taken during the artists' 2009 expedition to the Amazon. The image, water gourds, containers, floats and glass bottles, make reference to the artists longstanding research focus on water and species scarcity.