Life Line - Survival Kit

Studio Orta - 0233.07

Date: 2008
Ref: 0233.07
Materials: Steel frame, laminated lambda photograph, piping, 2 taps, various fabrics, webbing, 2 water gourd, whistle
Dimensions: 155 x 120 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.