Antarctica World Passport Delivery Bureau, Jardin des Plantes Paris
Materials: Bureau construction in various reclaimed materials, chairs, red cross crates, objects. Edition of 30,000 Antarctica World Passprts, passport stamps, ink pads
Exhibition history: 2013, FIAC Hors Les Murs, Jardin des Plantes; 2012 Southbank Centre London| Festival of the World, UK
Courtesy: Courtesy of the Artists
In the framework of FIAC Hors les Murs, at the main entrance of the Jardin des Plantes, Lucy + Jorge Orta present Antarctica World Passport Delivery Bureau, an important installation comprised of micro-architectures fabricated from recycled materials. This installation gives rise to an action, whereby thousands of Antarctica World Passports are distributed to visitors aspiring to become citizens of the new Antarctica global community.
Spectator-participants join the tens of thousands of citizens who have already received individual passports, each of which affirms that, “Every human being has the right to move freely and cross frontiers to their chosen territory." These passport also propose an amendment to Article 13 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights with the following statement: "Individuals should not be deemed of an inferior status to that of capital, trade, telecommunication and pollution, all of which have no boundaries."
Lucy + Jorge Orta’s Antarctica World Passport is a an original artwork to be treasured and passed on to future generation, an attribute of citizenship of the world but also a testament that art can change lives.