Life Line - Survival Kit

Studio Orta - 0233.01
Studio Orta - 0233.04

Date: 2008
Ref: 0233.04
Materials: Steel frame, laminated lambda photograph, piping, 2 taps, various fabrics, silkscreen print, webbing, float, gourd, firstaid box, whistles, various objects
Dimensions: 120 x 15 x 150cm
Exhibition history: 2008 Hangar Bicocca Milan
Courtesy: Private Collection Italy

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.