World Dates, 2009

Graphite and ink on paper

World Dates records the location, year and number of attendees to each of the fifteen Earth Summits held from 1972 to 2008 via the use of an ink based number stamp. The methodology for the use of an old number stamp was to create a metaphor for a passport stamp, giving reference to old school methods of recording, alluding to antiquated and outmoded systems, of which the Earth Summits have become, due to their lack of achieving any concrete resolution.