Somerset House, New Wing

Florence Peake

Florence Peake’s performance practice places drawing, painting and sculptural elements in relationship to the moving body. In this new commission, Voicings, Peake is working with the phenomenon of ‘channeling’ where a person embodies a spirit, entity or personality from another space-time. Referring to a vast open space that has all the answers, an infinite archive, or a storehouse of everything, this performative demonstration explores the boundaries of theatricality and physicality in the process of becoming a ‘channel’.