Amazonia - Window on the World

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Date: 2011
Ref: 5501
Materials: Wooden window frame with shutters, Lambda photographs laminated Dibond, 20 plasma bottles, certificate of Moral Ownership
Dimensions: 90 x 25 x 100cm
Catalogued: Unfold, Springer Wien New York, 2010, p. 80
Exhibition history: 2009 Palazzo Strozzi, Italy
Courtesy: Courtesy of the Artists

Lucy + Jorge Orta use windows and vitrines as focal points to draw attention to critical issues, either with a photographic reference or a series of metaphorical objects inside or suspended from the frames. The shutters and panes of this antique Spanish wooden window have been replaced by the artists photography taken during their expedition to the Peruvian Amazon, in 2009. The succession of shutters reveals the changing (fragile) Amazon landscape and concludes with a row of miniature sample bottles, as samples of life.