Body Architecture - Study

Studio Orta - 0066.04
Studio Orta - 0066.04_PRVB

Date: 2010
Ref: 0066.04
Materials: Diverse textiles, polyester, webbing, telescopic structure
Dimensions: H250 x L270cm
Exhibition history: 2022 La Patinoire Royale⎟Galerie Valérie Bach, Brussels, Belgium
Courtesy: Lucy + Jorge Orta

'Body Architecture – Study' is a wall-mounted version of the textile sculptures created by Lucy Orta since the mid-90’s. It serves as a prototype façade for a dome tent. The structure embodies the principle of community support so central to Orta’s thinking. The gloves and clothes attached to the surface establish physical links between individuals, symbolising the myriad ties that can be forged emotionally, intellectually, socially, and spiritually.