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In bed with Jonathan Baldock and guests
Thu 27 April 2017, 19:00 – 21:00 BST
Join Jonathan Baldock for an evening of performance and discussion from his four poster bed as part of his exhibition, 'My biggest is fear is that someone will crawl into it', featuring performance by Florence Peake and an intimate conversation between Baldock and Martin Hargreaves.
A performance by Florence Peake featuring Jonathan Baldock and Peake’s parents
Inter-penetrating waves of energy constellating in time and space
Peake’s new performance is part of an investigation into penetration from physical, vibrational and energetic perspectives. Working with dancers, she is exploring how bodies penetrate spaces and simultaneously, how space penetrates bodies—interrogating how we can become porous with our environments through the merging of spaces, flesh and substance. For this presentation she will focus on specifically the mouth as a site for the transference of energy through vocal sounding and touch movement.
Specifically tailored to the context of Baldock’s bed sculpture, Peake and Baldock’s performance will be accompanied by her parents who will read out a poem by her father Fabian Peake. The performers will invite participatory exchanges with the audience.
*Ticket price includes a cocktail*
Florence Peake is a London-based artist and choreographer. With extensive training in dance and a background in painting, her performance practice combines a variety of media—from drawing to sculpture—in relation to the moving body. Site and audience, live and recorded text, wit and humour are key to her work.
Her interdisciplinary projects, made both independently and collaboratively, have been exhibited and performed nationally and internationally since 1995 in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Prague, Sweden and Latvia. Peake’s work has also been commissioned and shown at prestigious venues such as the National Portrait Gallery (2008), National Review of Live Art (2009), Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2012), Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (2013) and Hayward Gallery (2014).
Martin Hargreaves is an Associate Lecturer in Fine Art at Goldsmiths and a Visiting Lecturer in New Performative Practices at DOCH, Stockholm. His research practices range between boredom and hysteria, covering the histories of contemporary dance, queer performance and camp misunderstandings.