White Cube is pleased to present 'Adjective Machine Gun', an exhibition and ongoing performance by London based artist Eddie Peake. To date, Eddie Peake has established a multi-faceted and energetic practice that manifests itself through a wide variety of media including photography, painting, neon sculpture and performance. Exploring the realms of voyeurism, sexuality and gender, Peake is a bold interventionist, attracting his audience's attention by adopting a variety of cultural references, pop motifs, anarchic humour and spectacle. For Inside the White Cube, Peake has created his first major sculptural installation, closely modelled on the now decommissioned penguin pool at ZSL London Zoo, an iconic modernist structure designed by architect Berthold Lubetkin in 1934. The structure acts as an amphitheatre or arena in which Peake, working with a group of dancers and musicians, will publicly develop a performance over the course of the exhibition. Peake describes the exhibition as 'the first occasion that I will present a performance work in tandem with static object works, the two elements having thus far remained physically separate. I want to focus on the process of devising a dramatic performance work, and the weirdness implicit in trying to do that in the context of an art gallery.'
- Featured Artist:
- Eddie Peake