An excerpt of the piece, Poppet - work in progress performance at The Bakery // Atlanta, GA | 10/14/18
“Poppet” is a performance installation piece by MediumsATL artists Porter Grubbs and Peter Flamming/Rogue Jury.
The dancer, Porter Grubbs, takes on the role of a poppet - an effigy designed to channel sympathetic magic. Electronic music producer and performance artist Peter Flamming/Rogue Jury uses pre-made compositions in conjunction with live music to shift the energetic state of the poppet. How does rage manifest through sound and through the body? What is the physical state of possessive intentions vs. protective intentions? We use regular and irregular states of rhythm, tone, and timbre to convey these intentions.
The full installation includes warm lights in front of a wall of various reflective materials and a small interactive shrine built and activated by Peter before the beginning of the performance. This places the audience under the effects of scent and ambient sound - very powerful sensations that can often conjure a sense of the otherworldly.