he summit of the Earth “RIO + 20” was held in Brazil June 20-22, 2012. This event will bring about change if the resolutions are passed and, especially, if the actors stick to their promises of action. Franck NA was invited by the Summit of the People to imagine and create a participatory art work. As a result, he opened the first “Office of Oaths,” a moving store that incites people to give a speech on camera about the causes they are fighting for.
“The Bank of the Oaths of RIO + 20” will film each individual protagonist at Rio to capitalize on the immaterial value of their beliefs. The people in charge of the summit are invited in front of the camera to take oath, to give their speech for their causes and to assume their responsibilities.
The BANK of OATHS is not only for causes relating to the Summit of the Earth, and the Summit of the People of Rio 2012— any speech can figure into the bank. However, the causes relating to the health of the planet should have priority.