Throughout 2017, Florence Peake will be developing an ambitious new performance work exploring ideas around the rites of spring. Ideas of nature, ritual, mysticism, earth materials and rhythm drive this project and for two weeks in January, Site Gallery’s spaces will be used as a workshop and lab to grow some of the initial ideas and approaches.
Florence will arrive at Site Gallery on the afternoon of Tuesday 17 January to begin developing the work. The gallery will be open to the public from 11am on Wednesday 18 January, at which point visitors will be able to interact with the artist and see the work as it progresses.
Join us for croissants and coffee to meet the artist at this early research and development point in the project on Saturday 21 January, 11am – 12pm.
A National Dance Network initiative supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation and delivered by DanceXchange.
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), Somerset house (2015), Serpentine Gallery (2016).