1 December – 31 December 2020
Piccadilly Circus, London
Eddie Peake has created a public commission for CIRCA, presented on the large-scale screen at Piccadilly Circus, London.
A Dream of a Real Memory (2020) features three characters, including the artist himself, set against a green screen in a narrative drama devised by Peake. In this new, 62 minute video work, Peake explores themes of self-identity and relationships through the medium of abstract movement and dance. Screened in daily two-minute episodes over a period of 31 days, it will start with the very end of the performance and unfold in reverse until it reaches the beginning. Peake’s slow narrative, mirroring the ‘looping thought patterns of an obsessive, depressive or psychotic mind’, connects with a fantasy world of dreams and memories and the incipient power of advertising iconography.