Otto Berchem and Amalia Pica
Installation with 102 thermoformed acrylic
Mobilize is an exercise of cooperation between two friends. Starting from two pieces: Stabile (with conffeti) and Revolver (Universidad Nacional) whose formal results seem to be a coincidence yet point towards differ- ent meanings; Amalia and Otto began a conversation about the limits of a work, authorship, generosity and originality.
The result of this negotiation is an installation entitled Mobilize. This work captures a eeting moment of a cascade of falling papers that could be read through both Pica’s or Berchem’s logic.
For Amalia Pica, Mobilize is related to her previous works in that it refers to her constant intrigue about painful bureaucratic processes that interrupt, in a successful attempt of control, the ow of contemporary subjects.
In Otto Berchem’s case, Mobilize functions as a formal experiment in which his Revolver (National Museum) video becomes a sculptural piece, and allows him to continue to inquire about the visual characteristics of modern and social movements in Latin America.
From this piece, additional recent works from Pica and Berchem interlock and revolve around contradictions, common interests and visual inclina- tions.