Drawing Biennial 2019

Exhibition & online fundraising auction of over 200 unique works on paper

Exhibition: 20 February – 26 March · Auction: 11 March 10am – 26 March 9.30pm


Florence Peake

VOICINGS Performance Athens 2016 HOLOGRAPHIC

Year 2018
Medium Oil on holographic card
Dimensions 21 x 29.7 cm
Bidding Open Mon 11 March, 2019 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Tue 26 March, 2019 at 9:30pm

About the work:

Using the performance Voicings, this is documentation and the kinaesthetic memory of performing the solo work. I think often about the body disappearing while performing – the different energetic physical states. I worked with carving out the body from the oil paint to reveal the holographic card. The holographic pattern felt symbolic of the energetic states and in taking and carving out the body – body as negative space – I was thinking about how it disappears – energetically.

In the background the audience member that I have asked in the performance to be on stage with me, sits and witnesses.

Voicings toured to different venues and galleries – Wysing Arts Centre, Serpentine Gallery and Somerset House.

About the artist:

Florence Peake (b. 1973) lives and works in London. Graduated from Contemporary Performance Making at Brunel University London, London (2009). Peake was the recipient of the Jerwood Choreographic Research Prize (2016). She has performed at spaces including Serpentine Galleries, London; Whitechapel Gallery, London; ICA, London; Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Preston; Hayward Gallery, London; Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield; Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead; and Frieze London, London. Residencies include Site Gallery, Sheffield (2017); and CASS Sculpture Foundation, Chichester (2017). Select solo exhibitions include Rite: On this pliant body we slip our wow!, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-On-Sea (2018); RITE, STUDIO_LEIGH, London (2017); and Live in the Studio: Florence Peake, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford (2015). Select group exhibitions include Black Hole, Gamec Bergamo, Bergamo (2018); DO DISTURB, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2018); Mademoiselle, Regional Centre for Contemporary Art Occitania, Sète (2018); and Andromedan Sad Girl, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (2017). Her works are held in public and private collections including The Aberdeen Art Gallery;Victor Benady; Marcelle Joseph Projects, Ascot; and Museum of Old and New Art, Tazmania.