The work of Florence Peake at Bosse and Baum, a gallery in Peckham visited recently, surprised me as I hadn’t realised that it was a continuation and development of her earlier 2015 performance piece The Keeners at Space studios .
Alexandra Warder and Lana Churchill, co-founders of Bosse and Baum encouraged the artist to exhibit physical elements developed from the original performance and ongoing associated activities shown here: clay pieces from one-to-one performative encounters
as well as drawings from memories of the experience (you can see why I’m interested).
At the centre of the space is the Empathy Hole, a mound of clay scented with cloves inviting exploration.
I’m impressed that that this is ongoing, connecting the many sensory aspects along with the element of time, something not always seen in the gallery context.