Antarctica - Life Line

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Studio Orta - 0237.01

Date: 2008
Ref: 0237.01
Materials: Steel frame, various textiles, webbing, acrylic paint, 2 flask, 2 buoys, floats, rope
Dimensions: 80 x 100 x 15cm
Exhibition history: 2016 Jane Lombard Gallery New York, USA; 2013 Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK; 2008 Galleria Continua Le Moulin, France
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.