Body Architecture - Study

Studio Orta - 0066.01.jpg

Date: 2008
Ref: 0066.01
Materials: Diverse woven Canclini cotton, polyester, webbing, telescopic structure
Dimensions: 250 x 270 cm
Exhibition history: 2024 Must - Historical Museum of the City of Lecce, Italy
Courtesy: Private Collection, Italy

'Body Architecture – Study' is a wall-mounted version of the textile sculptures created by Lucy Orta since the mid-90’s. It serves as a prototype façade for a dome tent. The structure embodies the principle of community support so central to Orta’s thinking. The gloves and clothes attached to the surface establish physical links between individuals, symbolising the myriad ties that can be forged emotionally, intellectually, socially, and spiritually.