Florence Peake / Eve Stainton

04 May 2019 | Florence Peake | Eve Stainton | Venice Biennale

At rather short notice we’ve put together a soundtrack for Florence Peake and Eve Stainton for Apparition, Apparition at the Venice Biennale 2019. It draws on 25-year-old source material from Listen/Move which we fortunately archived over from the original 1990s ADAT multitrack tapes a few years ago.

Apparition Apparition (2019) explores the notion of materiality and the nature of our physical selves/bodies within the frame of ecological devastation. Proposing ‘a dig’ as a site for manifestation, reflection and activity, and excavation as a releasing of apparitional states, Peake and Stainton endeavour to conjure and become The Apparitions. Here their intimate relationship in real life becomes, once again, a way to discuss what is at stake, personally and politically.


  • Teatro Piccolo Arsenale
  • Opening week of the biennale, from 8 - 12 May 2019


  • Wednesday 8 May, 6pm
  • Thursday 9 May, 6pm
  • Friday 10 May, 11am
  • Sunday 12 May, 5:30pm

The performance programme is commissioned by Arts Council England and devised by Ralph Rugoff, Artistic Director of the 58th Venice Biennale of Art, and Aaron Cezar, Director of Delfina Foundation.

With special thanks to Bosse & Baum Gallery.

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