Nexus Architecture Interventions 1993-1998

Studio Orta - 2015

Date: 1998 - 1993
Ref: 2015
Materials: Original Lambda colour photographs, 8 modules laminated on Dibon (ed.3)
Dimensions: 620 x 210cm (150 x 100cm each photograph)
Exhibition history: 9th Havana Biennale, La Habana Vieja, Cuba
Courtesy: Lucy + Jorge Orta

Nexus Architecture, from Nexus: a link or a tie, a linked series or group, is an eloquent manifestation of the philosophy behind Orta’s practice because it simply recognizes the interdependency of all people in society. The umbilical structure of the tubes of fabric that connect by zipper from one person’s stomach to another’s back represent, quite literally, the social link. 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