Studio Orta - FIAC Hors Les Murs

FIAC Hors Les Murs

16 octobre 2012 - 24 octobre 2012
Jardin des Plantes Paris, Installation-action

In the framework of FIAC Hors les Murs 2012, 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: thousands of Antarctica World Passports will be distributed to visitors aspiring to become citizens of the new Antarctica global community.

Spectator-participants can 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 13.3 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.

The Studio Orta team will be on site to distribute passports October 16, 5:30pm to 8pm & October 21, 1pm to 4pm.
Lucy + Jorge Orta will also be on view at FIAC on the stand of galerieofmarseille.