Amilcar Packer

1974, Santiago of Chile (RCH).
Lives and works in São Paulo (BR).
IN RESIDENCE at
PAV – PARCO ARTE VIVENTE
Torino
June-July 2011

With analytical spirit, Amilcar Packer explores daily events or paradoxical situations in the turns of an ordinary existence. In fact, his actions or ‘situa-tions’ are meant as subversions and display the common sense, conven-tional, ‘normal’ use of objects, body and architecture. He observes people’s repetitive and behaviours, focusing his own attention on non-functional thoughts or on the subliminal dimension that a gesture, a trace, an image, may have. In most cases, his interventions directly engage the audience through talks. In other cases they imply a strong personal commitment that can engage the limits of the artist’s physical or psychological resistance.

Most of Packer’s works are actions ori-ented to be photographed or shot by video and they can be shown both as still images and videos or video-installations. At any rate, these materials are not mere documentation of events but rather re-cordings which assume the ontological modifications inflicted by medias to issues such as time and space.

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Let's Talk on Our Way, July 15th 2011, action trailer of the artist in residence, Resò 1, editing and copyright Contemporary Arts Torino Piemonte

Let’s Talk on Our Way, July 15th 2011, action trailer of the artist in residence, Resò 1, editing and copyright Contemporary Arts Torino Piemonte

Let's Talk on Our Way, walking action, Resò 1 at PAV – Parco Arte Vivente, Torino, 2011, ph. Mattia Boero

Let’s Talk on Our Way, walking action, Resò 1 at PAV – Parco Arte Vivente, Torino, 2011, ph. Mattia Boero

Let's Talk on Our Way, walking action, Resò 1 at PAV – Parco Arte Vivente, Torino, 2011, ph. Mattia Boero

Let’s Talk on Our Way, walking action, Resò 1 at PAV – Parco Arte Vivente, Torino, 2011, ph. Mattia Boero

Let's Talk on Our Way, walking action, Resò 1 at PAV – Parco Arte Vivente, Torino, 2011, ph. Mattia Boero

Let’s Talk on Our Way, walking action, Resò 1 at PAV – Parco Arte Vivente, Torino, 2011, ph. Mattia Boero