[December 29th 2020]
15th film, bodies bent forward with arms outstretched, then turned to one side so the hands point up, down – knows that meeting then overcoming a boundary is an important act of resistance to structure, a dissolve around a fissure, a contact with An Other who was divided from you by some system. Eddie Peake (whose own name invites similar close-reading: eddies in streams are points of reflux where the flow regresses in whorls. This happens in, among other places, river channels and the space-time continuum. The relationship between ‘Peake’ and ‘Tower’ is clear) knows this, too.
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Eleanor Beale and Rosa Villanueva, ‘A walk to market is as big as the sun', 2020, 6:26 Min, Film
Produced in response to Eddie Peake's 'A Dream of a Real Memory', December 2020
" 'A walk to market is as big as the sun' considers the humanness with which we grapple with our environments, small and big. As we understand blurry approximates of vast and changing entities like the sun and our biosphere, they appear almost cartoon like. Both unreduced wholes and collectives of innumerable parts, they are indigestible.
We use the same audible/visual languages to unravel enormous tough webs cast from abstracted parts of our wider environment, as we wield when experiencing everyday human pursuits, like walking to buy eggs. Probing and celebrating inevitably emotional estimations, we journey from big to small and back to big again via a trip to the market." - Eleanor Beale and Rosa Villanueva
Eleanor Beale: Audio, Editor, Director
Rosa Villanueva: Dancer, Choreographer
Yseye Appleton: Cameraman, Videographer
British artist Eleanor Beale was part of CIRCA's August/September programme Class of 2020 that was dedicated to art students in the UK who, due to COVID-19 restrictions, were denied the highlight of a Degree Show.
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