Antarctica Drop Parachute
Materials: Coated polyamide, fiber glass rods, various textiles, nation flags, kitchen utensils, objects, silkscreen print, webbing, Red Cross crate
Dimensions: 120cm diameter
Exhibition history: 2016 Jane Lombard Gallery, New York, USA
Courtesy: Lucy + Jorge Orta
Modeled after parachutes utilised in humanitarian expeditions to rapidly distribute vital supplies in inaccessible zones, the artists' Drop Parachutes are laden with objects referencing humanity’s physical and material survival as well as its spiritual needs, particularly the recovery of affection and solidarity. The parachutes become objects of textual communication, with nations flags and slogans relating to the themes the artists explore in their work.