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Swell the thickening surface of

Florence Peake

Swell the thickening surface of by Florence Peake, photo by Marcus Boyle.

Performance dates:
4, 5, 11, 13, 20, 23, 27, 29, 30 November
4, 5, 7, 10, 15, 16, 21, 28, 29, 30 December
4 Jan

For Hayward's major exhibition MIRROR CITY, Florence Peake is showing 'Swell the thickening surface of', testing the multiplicity of readings and images that surface and thicken from the singular action of shaking. Using surfaces of other bodies, the floor and walls to propel the action of shaking through the body, the performers play between states of awareness throughout the galleries and stairwells of the Hayward. 

The rotating cast of Swell the thickening surface of is : Gaby Agis, Luke Birch, Neil Brown, Rachel Gildea, Nando Messias, Lizzie le Quesne, Catherine Long, Hamish Macpherson, Joe Moran, Florence Peake, Amaara Raheem, Carolyn Roy, Nikki Tomlinson, Rosalie Wahlfrid. 

Volumes Project, the performance programme running throughout MIRROR CITY at the Hayward, has been conceived by Frank Bock, Nicola Conibere and Martin Hargreaves. In an era when so much time is spent in the digital realm, Volumes Project focuses on the physical body as a means of exploring actual space. The invited artists including Florence Peake will present performances on this theme. Rather than being conventionally staged, these events will take place in ‘in-between’ spaces in the gallery.

Please see full performance schedule for dates and times. Tickets for Mirror City include access to the performance programme. To book please visit here


Date and time

4 November 2014 – 4 January 2015

Please note
This is now a past event.


Hayward Gallery
Southbank Centre