- Galleria Lorcan O’Neill Roma
Artists: Eddie Peake, Prem Sahib
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Galleria Lorcan O’Neill Roma is proud to present Feel Up by Eddie Peake and Prem Sahib.
Borne of ongoing collaborative conversations between Sahib and Peake, Feel Up extends from their performance Darkroom, first realized in October 2011, London, at Vogue Fabrics’ Anal House Meltdown club night, and again at Take Courage gallery space. In a development of themes found in the Darkroom performance, Feel Up is a room installation of accompanying elements – a silent video is installed in relationship to a large wall sculpture, golden fronted and reflective, through which originally composed audio plays from in-built speakers.
The shining surface of the Feel Up audio wall, cutting through the gallery space, holds the reflection of the room and prominently, the video, with its imagery of participants then viewed alongside the actual visitors to the space, conveying a sense of invitation, physical participation, witnessing the room filling up. Supporting this sense of presence is the audio track, combining electronic dance music with sounds of human effusions – laughing, breathing and spitting. Behind the wall, its supports are exposed and the space occupied by a jungle of bamboo, which in turn invites interaction with the room.
Surface lustre and animation through reflection or human reference is underscored in the second space of the show, where individual works by the artists are installed discretely but in natural dialogue. Sahib’s anodised aluminium panels ‘sweat’ with resin painted drops, his black ‘dead neons’ playfully gesture along the top of the walls and Peake’s spraypainted mirror works reflect their viewer, bringing them in amongst the swagger, self-reference and poetry of the surface-filling text.
Prem Sahib, born London, 1982. Recent solo exhibitions: Back Chat, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill Roma, Rome, 2013, He Looked Me Up, Marian Cramer Projects, Amsterdam, Home From Home, Arts & Jobs, London. Performances: Woman to Woman, Gallery Vela, London, 2012, Bijou, IBID Projects, London, and Darkroom with E. Peake, 2011.
Eddie Peake, born London, 1981. Recent solo exhibitions: Adjective Machine Gun, Inside the WhiteCube, White Cube, London, 2013. Call 2 Arms, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Rome, 2012, DEM, Cell Project Space, London, 2012, Boydem, Mihai Nicodim, Los Angeles, The Loving Clutches of My Hands, Southard Reid, London, 2011, History, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill Roma, Rome, 2010. Solo performances: Amidst a Sea of Flailing High Heels and Cooking Utensils, Part 1, Tate Gallery, Part 2 Chisenhale Gallery, London, 2012, Huh!, Auto Italia Live, London, Contrapposto Pause, V22, London, Paws, Barbican, London, 2011 and Darkroom with P. Sahib.