Amalia Pica, Semaphores, 2019


Photograph: John Sturrock

Photograph: John Sturrock

Photograph: Thierry Bal

Amalia Pica, Semaphores, 2019. Photograph: John Sturrock

Photograph: John Sturrock

Photograph: Thierry Bal

Photograph: Thierry Bal

Photograph: Thierry Bal


Photograph: John Sturrock

Photograph: John Sturrock

Photograph: Thierry Bal

Amalia Pica, Semaphores, 2019. Photograph: John Sturrock

Photograph: John Sturrock

Photograph: Thierry Bal

Photograph: Thierry Bal

Photograph: Thierry Bal


Semaphores is a series of three sculptures by British-Argentinian artist Amalia Pica.

Semaphore is a code that was used in early telegraphy to send text-based messages across long distances in visual form. Referencing it at King’s Cross links to the area’s history as a transport hub as well as to the tech companies located in N1C who work in code.

You can read a thoughtful piece on Semphores by Richard Taws here.