Antarctica World Passport Delivery Bureau, Palais Iéna Paris

Date: 2012
Ref: 5079.02
Materials: Bureau construction in reclaimed materials, chair, desk, vintage military canteens, various objects, Antarctica World Passports, passport stamps, ink pads
Dimensions: 220 x 60 x 240cm variable
Exhibition history: 2014 Pavilion Paul Delouvrier Parc de la Villette Paris, France; 2013 Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; LH Forum, Le Havre; 2012 Palais d'Iéna, Paris
Courtesy: The Artists

This installation and participatory artwork invites to visitors to register for an Antarctica World Passport and become members of the ever-growing Antarctica World community. With over 40,000 passports now in circulation, the Antarctica World Passport is an artwork that perfectly embodies the notion of Operational Aesthetics in its ambition to mobilize the citizens of the world to protect the Antarctic, to take action against global warming, and to strive for peace. This Bureau has been adapted from a work originally commissioned for the Palais d'Iéna (2012), the headquarters of the Conseil économique, social et environnemental, third constitutional Assembly of the French Republic. 

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