Amalia Pica (born 1978, Argentina) uses simple materials in her work, such as a bunting, photocopies, light bulbs, drinking glasses and beer bottles, to explore the process of communication.
She is particularly interested in the translation of thought to action, and how an idea becomes an object. Strangers is a tableau vivant – a living picture – where two actors hold a string of bunting for hours at a time. The actors who participate in the work have never met before; they spend time and space together, but are distanced by the bunting which limits their communication to looks and gestures. When the work is not being performed it takes a different form, and is installed in the gallery as an object which represents an activity. Strangers will be performed every Saturday 1pm–5pm throughout the exhibition.