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ARTIST
TITLE
ShowroomDummies
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
MEGO 056CD MEGO 056CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/1/2002

"Showroom Dummies is the latest production from Grenoble based dance company Groupe DACM, which has been received to critical acclaim from dance theatre audiences across France and beyond. In keeping with the radical nature of their works, Peter Rehberg (Pita) was enlisted to provide an electronic soundtrack for this work. It was stated by DACM that the intention of Showroom Dummies was 'to achieve a deliberately hybrid choreography, hence the use of different artistic disciplines such as contemporary dance, the fine arts, theatre, puppets and electronic music, all brought together over a project which opposes body movement and dummies'. Given this and the themes covered being: 'repulsion and erotism relative to appearance and stillness' and 'how one could possibly slide from submission into passive resistance'. The choice of Rehberg was a good one. For those used to the shock and tremble static bursts of Pita's 'Get Out' or even the banging contorted monster ambience of 'Get Down', one may be in for a surprise. This release offers a new perspective to Pita's world. One of more subtle twists and unnerving dynamics. This otherworldly sound world is shaped less on sine-wave bending and more on a development of deep unusual ambience, pulses, fog and static. A ghostly digital aura evoking the open and the empty simultaneously. An existential chilled out recording for the colder moments of the human sphere. Unsettling and engaging -- here lies a fine addition to the abstract canon. A slippery relation to human 'reality' via suggestive repetitive repulsion and glacial construction."