Pica pica

David Moore, Kate Davis

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PP11: Kate Davis & David Moore
September 6th - 30th 2012

Pica pica 2012

In 2008 the sculptors Kate Davis & David Moore formed ME/WE productions and have worked together under this title on a number of projects.

For PP11 Davis & Moore looked at London’s wild residents as inspiration to develop their artwork for this inner city garden space.

They have focused on the striking black and white magpie because of its strong presence in folklore and superstition, and because it still courts controversy to this day.

The title of the sculpture will be Pica pica which is the genus of the European magpie.

Pica pica will appear at first glance more like signage than artwork, so that the passer-by is intrigued by a semi-corporate or commercial type imagery or logo.

A double-sided rotating sign will be incorporated into a vertical structure which will stand erect in the middle of the patio.

We will use the QR code as a way to add information and background for the passing audience and will include versions of the Magpie Rhyme -
One for sorrow,
Two for joy,
Three for a girl,
Four for a boy,
Five for silver,
Six for gold,
Seven for a secret never to be told.

Original languageEnglish
TypePica pica, public commission
Publication statusPublished - 17 Sept 2012


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