BODIKON | Performance & Talk : Michela de Mattei, Flavia Frigeri & Florence Peak

22 March 2017 | London

As part of Bodikon please join us @ Belmacz Wednesday March 22nd, 6.30- 8.30 pm for a performance by Florence Peake followed by a conversation between artists Michela de Mattei (IT), Florence Peake (UK) and art historian/curator Flavia Frigeri (IT).

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Florence will perform an excerpt from Voicings.
In Voicing, the idea of collective is held as a resource – You, Me, Us are used as way to access and articulate questions of personal, group and global concerns. Voicing responds with un-cynical candour to questions of authenticity, the bogus and the real, truth and trickery.

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Michela de Mattei born 1984, Rome, Italy, lives and works in London. De Mattei graduated from Philosophy at Universita di Roma la Sapienza. The artist is working with, video, sculpture, drawing and installation and sound exploring interrelations between man and natural / urban landscape. Selected exhibitions include Fondaco, Brussels. InterKontinental, Belmacz, London. Retrospective I: Fail Compilation, Detail, Paris. (2016); Feets, Don’t Fail Me Now, Belmacz, London (2015); Vogliatemi perdonare quel poco di disturbo che reco, Ex Elettrofonica, Rome. Lanscape as a Social System (curated by Lucrezia Cippitelli) Art Brussels. Art is Real (curated by Silvia Litardi and Guendalina Salini), Rome. Nuova Gestione, quartiere di Casal Bertone, Rome. Should you care to forgive what little disturbance I cause, Ex Elettrofonica, Rome; Incidents of phenomena, Spazio Cerere, Rome; Apparate, Polo per l’arte contemporanea, Rome. (2014); Talent Prize — spacio della Casa dell’Architettura. (2013); Open Studios, Ex Magazine di Poronaccio, Rome (2011).

Flavia Frigeri is an Art Historian and Curator, currently Teaching Fellow and PhD candidate in the History of Art department at University College London. Previously she served as a Curator, International Art (2014-16) and Assistant Curator (2011-14) at Tate Modern, where she worked on exhibitions, acquisitions and permanent collection displays. Most recently, she co-curated (with Jessica Morgan) The World Goes Pop. Previous projects include Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs, Paul Klee: Making Visible and Ruins in Reverse. From 2010 to 2011 she was awarded the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation’s Hilla Rebay International Fellowship, which involved responsibilities at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice.

Florence Peake lives and works in London. Trained as a dancer at Lewisham, Peake graduated from Brunel University with an MA in Contemporary Performance Making (2009) after having worked with avant guard filmmakers, choreographers and visual artists like Gary Stevens, Gaby Agis, Mirranda Pennell and having studied with Joan Skinner in Seattle. Peake has studied independently with teachers such as Helen Poynor, Eva Karczag, Mirranda Tuffenell and Gill Clark. Peake’s performance practice uses drawing, painting and sculpture materials combined with found and fabricated objects placed in relationship to the moving body. Site and audience, live and recorded text, wit and humour are key to her work. Recent work includes: Lay me down, NoTT Dance festival, Nottingham and Modern Art Oxford (2015); Swell the Thickening surface of, Hayward Gallery, London (2014). MAKE, Baltic, Gateshead (2013); Yorkshire Sculpture Park, REMAKE, Baltic 39, Newcastle and Lanchester Gallery (2012); Chorus; Swell the Thickening Surface of, Tintype, London (2013). As a performer, Peake works with filmmakers, artists and choreographers. She lectures at the University of Surrey and Coventry.