SLUG HORIZONS / Florence Peake & Eve Stainton
Time: Wednesday 5:th of sept - 20.00
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THE VAGINA as a symbolic portal and transportation device to suck us into continuous opening…
This on-going collaborative project explores the expressive potentialities of queer bodies through intimacy, touch and collective reclaiming. Promoting an emotional landscape of bravery in response to restrictive normative attitudes to the sensual and visceral body, 'Slug Horizons' enquires into the marginalised affection, sexuality, power and energies within the intimate bodies of women, prioritising the queer lesbian experience. Using the work as a metaphor for non monogamy, Florence Peake and Eve Stainton pull on the absurd management of their relationship. A continuous physical and psychological negotiation unfolds to transverse complex relational terrain.
Florence Peake’s background in choreography and painting stimulates a studio practice that is both diverse and immersive.
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. In believing that objects and materials have their own autonomy and subjectivity, Peake draws on the expansive vocabulary of materials to enhance and contextualise her work.
Her work has been presented internationally and across the UK, in contexts including Palais de Tokyo (2018) De La Warr Pavilion (2018), Wysing (2017), Serpentine (2016), Whitechapel Gallery (2016), ICA (2015), Harris Museum (2015), Hayward (2014), BALTIC (2013), Frieze (2013), Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2012).
Eve Stainton is a movement based artist working across performance, and digital collage making. Her practice often takes the shape of queer and intimate collaborations enquiring into/exploiting the influx of desire and vulnerability as a form of protest. She co founded The Uncollective (2013) with Michael Kitchin. Their processes include working with materials and objects to question ‘usefulness’ through movement and liveness. Eve’s collage work is an alternative way to view the format of choreographing space/experience offering a different form of abstraction when dealing with implicating the queer self.
Significant presentations include: Siobhan Davies Dance, Tangente Montreal (recipient of the Artist International Development Fund), The Place, Yorkshire Dance, Adelaide Fringe (winning Best Dance Commendation) Royal Academy of Art, Guest Projects, Paris Fashion Week.