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THE FOREVER LOOP. EDDIE PEAKE

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The Forever Loop, the title of Eddie Peake’s commission for the Barbican Curve, presents continuous live performance set against a backdrop of large scale installations, from a maze-like, plastered wall structure, and a raised scaffold walkway to a checker-board dance floor. These installations are populated by an array of surreal objects including a cast of anthropomorphized acrylic bears, brightly colored replica whale bones, delicate bronze pipettes, amorphous plaster sculptures and a strange metal figure with an acrylic box head filled with autobiographical items. A stenciled wall text painting squeegeed with fluorescent pink paint spans the 90-metre curved wall inviting the viewer to loop back on their trajectory through the Curve. Foregrounding the naked body – both male and female – the performance weaves in and out of synchronization with a video that flits between footage of past performances, a home movie from his childhood in which he is surrounded by his siblings and cousins at play, alongside a film shot at the studio of koollondon.com, a London underground radio station. Accompanied by a sheer-suited roller skater gliding fluidly through the Curve, the performers move in and out of the installation spaces taking the viewer on a dramatic journey that is endlessly repeated.

The Forever Loop by Eddie Peake
The Curve, Barbican Centre, London
Through January 10

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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains nudity.) Performers Gareth Mole, Fattima Mahdi and Paolo Rosini perform during Eddie Peake: The Forever Loop at the Barbican Art Gallery on October 8, 2015 in London, England. Eddie Peake: The Forever Loop is open to the public at The Curve, 9 October - 10 January 2015. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Barbican Art Gallery) *** Local Caption *** Gareth Mole; Fattima Mahdi; Paolo Rosini 
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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains nudity.) Performers Gareth Mole and Paolo Rosini perform during Eddie Peake: The Forever Loop at the Barbican Art Gallery on October 8, 2015 in London, England. Eddie Peake: The Forever Loop is open to the public at The Curve, 9 October - 10 January 2015. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Barbican Art Gallery) *** Local Caption *** Gareth Mole; Paolo Rosini 
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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains nudity.) Performer Paolo Rosini performs during Eddie Peake: The Forever Loop at the Barbican Art Gallery on October 8, 2015 in London, England. Eddie Peake: The Forever Loop is open to the public at The Curve, 9 October - 10 January 2015. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Barbican Art Gallery) *** Local Caption *** Paolo Rosini 
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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains nudity.) Performer Fattima Mahdi performs during Eddie Peake: The Forever Loop at the Barbican Art Gallery on October 8, 2015 in London, England. Eddie Peake: The Forever Loop is open to the public at The Curve, 9 October - 10 January 2015. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Barbican Art Gallery) *** Local Caption *** Fattima Mahdi 
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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains nudity.) Performer Fattima Mahdi performs during Eddie Peake: The Forever Loop at the Barbican Art Gallery on October 8, 2015 in London, England. Eddie Peake: The Forever Loop is open to the public at The Curve, 9 October - 10 January 2015. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Barbican Art Gallery) *** Local Caption *** Fattima Mahdi 
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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains nudity.) Performer Fattima Mahdi performs during Eddie Peake: The Forever Loop at the Barbican Art Gallery on October 8, 2015 in London, England. Eddie Peake: The Forever Loop is open to the public at The Curve, 9 October - 10 January 2015. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Barbican Art Gallery) *** Local Caption *** Fattima Mahdi 
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