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Press release of Lucy + Jorge Orta
For the 9th Shanghai Biennale Lucy + Jorge Orta are commissionned to make three large-
OrtaWater Purification Factory is a fully functioning, mobile water purification system. The work will draw from Shanghai's Huang Pu River and will pump water up 20 metres into the museum's third floor. It will be purified in a bamboo « factory » and then clean drinking water snaked around the museum for the visitors to taste, enjoy and take away in a specially designed OrtaWater bottle.
Due to the effects of global warming it is setimated that sea levels will raise 0.5 to 1.4 metres over the next 100 years. Antarctica World Passport Village is comprised of a collection of small huts made from reclaimed materials, erected on stilts and interconnected by a raised platform of bamboo. A Metisse Flag will indicate the delivery bureau, where a passport officer will hand out the third edition of the Antarctica World Passeport. Printed in Chinese for the occasion of the Shanghai Biennale, tens of thousands of passports will be distributed to museum visitors. New members will be welcomed into the Antarctica world community based on the founding principles of the Antarctical Treaty.
Nexus Architecture is both an installation and a performance artwork. During these ephemeral interventions, performers and passers-
9th Shanghai Biennale, 2 October 2012 -
The Shanghai Biennale is the highest-
Lucy + Jorge Orta, Orta Water Purification Station, 2005-