Performing You is a slightly atypical addition to Peake's show, in that it throws the spotlight briefly back onto the visitor. The rest of the exhibition is explicitly about the artist performing himself - presenting his personal reflections on his early life. 'Concrete Pitch' is inspired by Peake's memories of Finsbury Park, where he grew up. Like so many other Londoners he whiled away hours on a local concrete recreation ground: it was there that he and others went to play football, experiment with graffiti, listen to music, and hang out. Now, he has gathered these formative pastimes together on his new turf, the concrete space of the contemporary art gallery.
A sense of surreal nostalgia pervades 'Concrete Pitch', which is conceived as an immersive environment with each individual piece contributing to the whole. The first artwork listed is the lighting: evenly spaced spotlights in the ceiling have reddish-pink filters and bathe the room in an ethereal but slightly seedy glow. The effect is like something between a perpetual sunset and a strangely calm nightclub. Oldskool jungle and drum and bass music sounds throughout the space, and on entering the visitor is brought face to face with its source: DJs from Kool London, a longstanding underground radio station that Peake knew in his youth as Kool FM, are broadcasting directly from White Cube for the duration of the show, visible behind the large window of a specially constructed booth.