Lives and works in São Paulo (BR).
IN RESIDENCE at
PAV – PARCO ARTE VIVENTE
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.