Life Line - Survival Kit Antarctica

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Date: 2008
Ref: 0233.02
Materials: Steel frame, laminated lambda photograph, piping, 2 taps, various fabrics, webbing, 2 floats, gourd, whistle
Exhibition history: 2008 Hangar Bicocca Milan
Courtesy: Galleria Continua San Gimignano / Beijing / Le Moulin

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.