Orta, Lucy (2012) Clouds | Nuages: Lucy + Jorge Orta. Damiani Editore, Milan, Italy. ISBN 9788862082167
|Type of Research:||Book|
|Group or Collective Creators:||La Maréchalerie – centre d’art contemporain, Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture de Versailles|
Clouds | Nuages is published in association with the Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture de Versailles and its contemporary art centre La Maréchalerie. It traces the inception of Clouds | Nuages co-commissioned by énsa-v and La Maréchalerie for an exhibition in the arts centre and the Co-creation workshop conducted with the architecture students presented in the Galerie des Moulages of the Louvre museum.
Clouds | Nuages draws from the artists’ previous research on issues effecting our environment, in particular the theme of water. Leading from their project OrtaWater, the artworks pose questions about the scarcity of this natural resource, the exploitation, purification and the distribution networks. The recycling communities in Cairo inspire Lucy + Jorge Orta as well as the lifespan of the water bottle that gradually disintegrates to create the enormous floating islands in our Oceans. In Versailles, these environmental threats radiate with an unexpected lightness and hedonism. Waste materials undergo metamorphosis. Technological processes, exuberant metallic colours and Baroque shapes confront us with a bright and optimistic world.
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||water, recycling, sustainability|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > London College of Fashion
Research Projects > Lucy Orta
|Date:||1 January 2012|
|Copyright Holders:||Lucy Orta, Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture de Versailles, Damiani|
|Funders:||Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture de Versailles|
|Related Websites:||http://www.amazon.co.uk/Clouds-Nuages-Lucy-Orta/dp/8862082169, http://www.studio-orta.com/artwork_list.php?fs=24&fm=0&fd=0|
|Projects or Series:||Clouds|
|Date Deposited:||20 Mar 2012 10:36|
|Last Modified:||04 Sep 2015 21:05|
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