Join a virtual studio visit with artist Lucy Orta hosted by Whitechapel Gallery’s youth collective, Duchamp & Sons.
Lucy is an artist whose work addresses key social and ecological challenges through making and collaborative working. She uses a wide range of media including drawing, sculpture and performance to visualise relationships between the body and our natural and urban habitats.
Her projects include Refuge Wear / Body Architecture, portable structures that can be transformed into clothing to offer protection from harsh conditions and shelter in emergency situations; Nexus Architecture, performances that shape modular and collective bodies through the metaphor of the social link; Life Guards / Genius Loci, wearable sculpture that question human vulnerability.
Since 2005, she has collaborated with the artist Jorge Orta to co-author Lucy+Jorge Orta. Their collaborative projects interrogate local and global food chains through the ritual of community dining; water scarcity arising from its pollution and corporate control; the effects of climate change on migration; and the value of interwoven ecosystems.
This event will run from 5 - 6:30pm BST and involve:
A conversation with Lucy on her practice, processes and influences