Engaging with sexuality, self-representation and language, Eddie Peake’s latest installation is a spectacle that posits the body as a sculptural and sexual object.
Accompanying the artist’s exhibition at the Curve, Barbican, London (9 October 2015–10 January 2016), this volume examines the playful web of performance, sculpture, video and painting that Peake has specifically created for the space.
Incorporating a raised walkway as a stage for performers to carry out a looped choreography of dance movements, the installation also features numerous video works and sculptures that together convey a narrative of voyeuristic desire.
Alongside installation views, related work and an interview with the artist by Alona Pardo, an essay by Omar Kholeif explores the broad set of allusions embedded within Peake’s work, from the classical nude to popular culture and underground music.
This is the second title in a publication series by Barbican Art Gallery and Ridinghouse that focuses on the Curve exhibition programme.