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Aaron McPeake:

Please Touch the Art
Mosesian Center for the Arts, Boston, USA
May – Sept 2019

VII Bienal de Arte Contemporáneo
Centro Centro, Madrid
June – Sept 2018

Collaborative Experiments
The Old Castlemaine Gaol, Victoria, Australia
2018 – 2019

Sensing Culture
The Beaney Museum Canterbury
January – March 2018

Same Same But Different
Guest Projects Space
November 2017

Sweet Gongs Vibrating
San Diego Art Institute
March – May 2016

Garden Commission
Camden Arts Centre, London
(read more)

Residency at Spike Island, Bristol
January – March 2014

26 April – 27 October 2013
Extended into 2014

Winner of Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary 2013

All my film work over the past number of years has been made in collaboration with Alex Marshall. See bottom of page for full listing and links.

Camden Cookout (2013)

Performance bronze-pour at Camden Arts Centre, London.
Running time: 7mins

Bronze (2013)

Making work @ Bandoola Foundry Mandalay.
Running time: 32mins

The Big Pour (2013)

Performance bronze-pour of work by Crisis (homeless charity) students at London Sculpture Workshop.
Running time: 8mins

Toll (2011) from Aaron McPeake on Vimeo.

Cast ice bell melts in real time.
Made for Cape Farewell SHORTCOURSE UK Exhibition 'Without Boats, Dreams Dry Up' (Feb 2012), with other participants of Cape Farewell's SHORTCOURSE / UK; a 3-day urban expedition in London in October 2011 led by a team of artists, scientists and academics. Made in response to the melting ice caps and the Cape Farewell voyages around London 2011.

For more information on Cape Farewell: capefarewell.com
Camera Alex Marshall & Aaron McPeake. Edited Peter Karkut & Aaron McPeake.
Running time: 17mins

Sri Lankan Bell (2009) from Aaron McPeake on Vimeo.

This piece documents the ringing of a bell (cast in Sri Lanka and gifted to the temple) calling for monks and pilgrims to attend evening chanting at a Buddhist monastery in Bodh Gaya, India. The bell in this context is itself speaking, of one’s opportunity to stop and be mindful.
Running time: 7 mins

Japanese Bell (2009) from Aaron McPeake on Vimeo.

The enormous ‘Bell of Peace’ at Indosan Nippon Temple in Bodh Gaya India is rung twice daily allowing the bell to speak loudly of the importance of peace. This work documents the ceremony from two angles. Given the extremely low frequencies produced by the bell this work can really only be reasonably reproduced when very large loudspeakers are used.
Running time: 7 mins

Tibetan Prayer Wheel Hourney - Monsoon Storm (2009)
Running time: 24 mins

1st Class to Bihar (2009)
Running time: 34 mins

Losing a Sense of the World (2009)
Running time: 15 mins

A Sense of the World (2007)
Running time: 25 mins

Journey After the Funeral (2007)
Running time: 17 mins

Modality of the Blind Poet (2006)
Running time: 4 mins



To view film select a title:

2018 Circymstantes
2017 Las Campanas De El Arreciado
2013 Camden Cookout
2013 Bronze
2013 The Big Pour
2011 Toll
2009 Sri Lankan Bell
2009 Japanese Bell
2009 Tibetan Prayer Wheel Journey
2009 First Class to Bihar
2009 Losing a Sense of the World
2007 A Sense of the World - The Blind Traveller
2007 Journey After the Funeral
2006 Modality of the Blind Poet