Photographs © Paula Court

Eddie Peake Endymion

Swiss Institute, 18 Wooster St New York, NY 10013 MAP

Articulating the complex strains of intimacy that develop between people, Eddie Peake has developed a gallery-based performance in which the relationships between an ensemble are made palpable through a series of choreographed gestures and interactions. Developing his work in collaboration with his performers, Peake creates episodic performances in which bodies might switch between being seen as sculptural objects or complex human subjects, and in which emotions such as desire, jealousy, shame or power are played out using surreal or unexpected signifiers such as colored body paints or animal costumes. Featuring rhythmic musical compositions, this performance slowly builds in energy, taking surprising twists and turns, and treading a fine line between displaying bodies in order to invite casual voyeurism and working with them to initiate more direct forms of address. Peake’s new work builds on a series of performances that he created last year for Tate Modern and Chisenhale in London.

Eddie Peake's new work is a Performa Commission.



Generously supported by White Cube Gallery, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Valmorbida & Co., Abdullah AlTurki, Alia Al-Senussi, and Indoo Sella di Monteluce.

Event Title
Date & Time
  • Sat. Nov 16, 1:00 pm
Peake’s Performa Institute class gives an in-depth presentation of his work to contextualize his Performa 13 performance.
Free with RSVP
  • Fri. Nov 15, 8:30 pm
  • Sat. Nov 16, 8:30 pm
Due to a health emergency, we will be rescheduling this performance. New dates will be announced after the biennial.
  • Wed. Nov 13, 8:30 pm
  • Thu. Nov 14, 8:30 pm
Los Angeles-based installation artist and filmmaker creates a new work of filmic fragments in a constructed theatrical set that speaks to movement, travel, and sense of space.
  • Fri. Nov 8, 8:00 pm
  • Sat. Nov 9, 8:00 pm
  • Sun. Nov 10, 8:00 pm
  • Mon. Nov 11, 8:00 pm
  • Tue. Nov 12, 8:00 pm
An immersive performance experience pairs dance and explorations of Internet culture.