Life Line - Survival Kit Antarctica
Materials: Steel frame, laminated Lambda photograph, piping, 2 taps, various fabrics, silkscreen print, webbing, 2 floats, bouys, 2 flasks, whistle, rope
Dimensions: 150 x 120 x 15 cm
Exhibition history: 2008 Le Forum Blanc Mesnil, France; Motive Gallery Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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.