Factual Actual

End Date: 30/04/2021

The works in Factual Actual are a development of Florence Peake’s process of drawing around her moving body on the horizontal surface of the paper. This technique was first used in a series of works exhibited at the artist’s solo exhibition at Bosse & Baum in 2017. The new works presented as part of Vortic capture the contrast of the imagined body versus the factual objective body. During the creative process, Peake is induced in the bodily sensations of having multiple limbs, many breasts, eyes on the back of her head and multiple genders layering on top of each other. The artist starts with lying on the paper and marking around her body, taking the gesture of the body down verbatim. She then starts marking the surface to recall sensations that emerge from her moving body.

Florence Peake – Factual Actual (2021)