honoriartist (honoriartist) wrote,

Mullins Ensemble of Performance Art

The Mullins Ensemble of Performance Art (MEPA) created a vigorous immersive and tasty environment to honor New Orleans. The setting included a full immersion blue pit with chiminea symbolizing deep flooding and hot burning from hurricanes recent and past. Phil the piper created a disturbing picture of economic cycles while chewie the chewbacca raged as the return of nature to New Orleans, a powerful reminder of the power of mold. Voodoo queen and voodoo doll evoked a subversive tension in which glittery love potions confused the smoky air with a aura of rose blossoms. Gumbo, red beans and rice, peel-and-eat shrimp completed the layered and yummy contextualization of this uncompromising MEPA event set to New Orleans jazz. The potent performance brought together multigenerational nostalgia underscoring the grand narrative of the city as voodoo victim. The Spirits of New Orleans performance must be seen as a dramatic and important work in an ongoing commitment to performance art grounded in current events/history, a methodology to which The Mullins Ensemble of Performance Art is convicted [sic].

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