The playful has somehow found its way from photography in parts, with it being more suitable to respond in more serious ways, particularly in the context of art. I recall a video a friend of mine and I watched of some performance art, leaving the audience giggling, confused, distressed and finally bored. The line between serious and playful work can sometimes blend leaving us with work that neither knows how to laugh or cry.
The refreshing element of playfulness revives in Adriano La Licata's depiction of the museum environment. Setting up with a clean, cream background a joke is to be made between photographs and sculpture. Stating the relationship made between statue and a person stuck in a frame. Their juxtaposition creates silent conversations, as titled, and unconventionally brings together two forms, eras and mediums that would never have met had it not been arranged by the artist. With their meanings open ended, we have a sophisticated chuckle available to us, carried out with the charm and whit of a delightful person. There is certainly a lot to take from this work, and its playful persona is infectious.