Antarctica World Passport Delivery Kit
2008 - 2009
Materials: Wooden valise, Lambda photograph laminated, glass, 10 Antarctica World Passports, hand turned wooden passport stamp with rubber embossed motif. Limited edition of 25
Dimensions: 35 x 10 x 20cm
Catalogued: Antarctica, Electa Mondadori, 2008, pp.130-131; Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food Water Life, Princeton Architectural Press NY, 2011, pp.150-151
Courtesy: Lucy + Jorge Orta
Antarctica World Passport is an ongoing conceptual component of Antarctic Village – No Borders (1992-2008). The Antarctic Treaty, which now counts 50 signatory nations, has preserved Antarctica as an area for scientific research with common pacific aims to protect the environment and to encourage international cooperation.
For Lucy + Jorge Orta, Antarctica embodies Utopia: a place whose extreme climate imposes mutual aid and solidarity, freedom of research, of sharing, and collaboration for the good of the planet.
This portable passport office contains 10 Antarctica World Passports and 2 hand-turned wooden stamps with rubber embossed designs. The passports may be issued to persons wishing to become a world citizen and who agree to the basic principles of the Antarctica World Citizenship: to combat all acts of barbarity, to fight against intimidation and poverty, to support social progress, to protect the environment and endangered species, to safeguard human dignity and to defend the inalienable rights to liberty, justice and peace in the world.
Passport holders may also join the online community.