Modular Architecture - Nexus Architecture x 3

Studio Orta - 0507
Studio Orta - 0507

Date: 1996
Ref: 0507
Materials: Microporous polyester, diverse textiles, zips
Exhibition history: 2023 The Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; 2008 Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan; 1996 Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, France
Courtesy: Lucy + Jorge Orta

This work combines the properties of Nexus Architecture with those of the Modular Architecture series. In performance situations, the 'cocoons' can be joined by the 'Nexus' connecting one person to another via the umbilical tube of fabric with zip attachments that literally and symbolically form connections between the people, pointing to their interdependency.