Nexus Architecture Interventions 1993-1998

Date: 1993 - 1998
Ref: 2015
Materials: Original Lambda colour photographs, 8 Modules laminated on Dibon (ed.3)
Dimensions: 620 x 210cm (150 x 100cm each)
Courtesy: The Artists

Nexus Architecture (Nexus: a link or a tie, a linked series or group) is an eloquent manifestation of the philosophy behind Lucy Orta’s entire practice because it simply recognizes the interdependency of all people in society. The umbilical structures - tubes of fabric that connect by zipper from one person’s stomach to another’s back representing, quite literally, the Social Link upon which Orta bases all her projects. It is through our connections with other people that we find our own centres. Another way of saying that our identities are formed by our relationships. We are the sum total of what others have given us and what we have given others. Jen Budney

Each individual keeps an eye on, and protects, the other. One individual’s life depends on the life of the other. The warmth of one gives warmth to the other. The physical link weaves a social link. Paul Virilio

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