Amazonia - Vitrine
Lucy + Jorge Orta, 2011
Materials: Steel structure, copper tube, tap, laminated Lambda photograph, 4 OrtaWater bottles, 1 float, 2 flasks, aluminum cup
Dimensions: 45 x 89 x 24cm
In the work of Lucy + Jorge Orta, vitrines are focal points drawing our attention to a specific subject or issue. They usually find a photographic reference and a series of metaphorical objects inside or suspended from the structures. Inside this vitrine, a photograph taken during the artists' expedition to the Peruvian Amazon in 2009 is enlarged and fragmented. The pierced water gourds, containers, floats and the glass bottles coming the water purification projects at the Venice Biennale in 2005 and the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam in 2006 make reference to the artists longstanding research focus on the subject of water.