Life Line - Survival Kit

Date: 2008
Ref: 0231.05
Materials: Steel frame, 2 taps, piping, various textiles, silkscreen print, webbing, nation flags, 2 children's shoes, floats, rope, whistles
Dimensions: 150 x 80 x 15cm
Exhibition history: 2012 Tufts University Art Gallery, USA; 2008 Hangar Bicocca Milan
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.

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