Antarctica World Passport Delivery Bureau

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 240h cm variable
Exhibition history: 2018 Musée de la Chasse et Nature, Paris; Forum Météo, Hôtel de Ville Paris; 2017 CCK, Buenos Aires; 2014 Parc de la Villette Paris; 2013 Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; LH Forum, Le Havre; 2012 Palais d'Iéna, Paris
Courtesy: Lucy + Jorge Orta

This sculptural passport office is a particpatory artwork that invites to visitors to register for an edition of the Antarctica World Passport and become members of the ever-growing world community. With over 50,000 passports now in circulation, the Antarctica World Passport project perfectly embodies the notion of Operational Aesthetics in its ambition to mobilize the citizens of the world to protect threatened natural environments, to take action against global warming and the consequences to peoples around the world, and to strive for peace. This Passport Bureau has been adapted from a work originally commissioned for the 2012 exhibition inside the Palais d'Iéna in Paris, the headquarters of the Conseil économique, social et environnemental, third constitutional Assembly of the French Republic. 

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