Earlier this week artist Eddie Peake helped the ICA raise funds at its annual gala, with the performance ‘Eddie Peake: Möbius Strip Shaped Triangle’ starring Russell Tovey.
Peake wrote and directed the fifteen minute monologue for actor Tovey, who threw himself into the role of ‘The Artist’, veering between swaggering bravado and pitiful self-doubt, addressing a rapt audience and his long suffering Muse (played by Fernanda Munoz-Newsome).
A specially composed score for piano, performed by Gwilym Gold, enhanced the moments of comedy, drama and pathos. The performance culminated in the unveiling of a series of newly-created works in spray paint on copper, donated by Eddie Peake and auctioned off by maestro Oliver Barker of Sotheby’s, who commanded the room full of enthusiastic bidders. Inspired by the mathematical Fibonacci sequence, the works and performance were the result of months of development. Rounding off the night, Eddie joined George Henry Longly and Prem Sahib for an Anal House Meltdown takeover of the ICA bar until the early hours.
Highlights of the event also included the sale of one-off artist-led experiences such as a studio tour and dinner with David Adjaye OBE, VIP private visit to Chatsworth House, at home dinner with Anselm Kiefer and an evening with designer Thomas Heatherwick CBE.
“I’m truly delighted to have collaborated with our special guest artist Eddie Peake and actor Russell Tovey on this extraordinary event which has proved a spectacular success for the ICA. Eddie has devoted much time and energy to ensure an unforgettable evening for those present in full support of the ICA’s programme” – Gregor Muir, Executive Director ICA
‘Eddie Peake: Möbius Strip Shaped Triangle’ follows previous unique fundraising events with Oscar Murillo, Subodh Gupta and Tracey Emin.