As a trained dancer Florence Peake’s background in choreography and painting stimulates a studio practice that is both diverse and immersive.
Through public performances and carefully choreographed works, Florence Peake challenges notions of physicality, loss and political concerns such as the commodification of art by the corporate world.
By encouraging chaotic relationships between the body and material, Peake creates radical and outlandish performances, which create temporary alliances and micro-communities within the audience
Florence Peake’s work has been shown nationally and internationally; RITE: touring to Palais de Tokyo, De la Warr Pavilion to be the summer exhibition 2018, SITE gallery Sheffield. RITE also was a solo exhibition at Studio Leigh 2017. Solo performance piece Voicings has toured to Sara Zanin Gallery Rome, 2017 the Serpentine Gallery, Mysterical Day 2016, Somerset House for Block Universe performance festival. The Keeners solo show at SPACE 2015, Hall of the swell Gallery Lejeune 2015, The BALTIC, Newcastle ensemble piece MAKE; Hayward Gallery- a 3 month performance installation as part of the Mirrorcity show, National Portrait Gallery, performing group work Paper Portraits. Commissions from; Whitechapel Art Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park; Modern Art Oxford; Chapter Arts, Cardiff, Harris Museum, Preston, David Roberts Art Foundation. Peake is the recipient of the Jerwood Choreographic Research project 2016.
Keira Greene works across moving image and performance. Her practice questions embodied research as a methodology, often explored through the moving body and writing, often becoming a film.
She is concerned with deconstructing language and the translation of text and image as scores; she works closely with dance and dancers to develop her research.
She has exhibited and screened her work widely with recent exhibitions and screenings including Jerwood Space, Whitechapel Gallery, Tate, The Commons Bolinas CA. She regularly collaborates with Susannah Haslam, Jess Bunch and Tash Cox as the collective Co—.
She is performance curator for Whitstable Biennale and a founding trustee of the Stuart Croft Foundation.