Amalia Pica leads a walking lecture and discussion looking at the role of walking in creative processes. The group is joined by guest speakers along the way, including artists and writers who walk as part of their practice.
Approximate duration: 90 minutes
Amalia Pica (b.1978, Neuquén, Argentina)
Many of Amalia Pica's installations and temporary interventions address the absurd slippages and failures in everyday communication. Her work also examines the power of false memories and the ways in which cultures and regimes seek to govern and control thought. Individual works are frequently specific to a place or a situation, and often concern ideas of transition, passage, migration and dislocation. She says that she would like her works 'to be like myths, to unfold into several versions or levels, none of which is more valid or authentic than the other.' A recent year-long project with the London borough of Tower Hamlets involved the journeyings of a nomadic sculpture which Pica sent out into the community, where it was looked after by local residents in their own homes. In the context of this project, Pica asks: 'What makes an area? Is it its buildings? Is it its history? Is it its people, every single one of them?'