Ponce City Market — site, building, and owners (Sears, Roebuck & Co. and Jamestown) — have played a role in the renewal and transformation of Atlanta. Since the 1868 discovery of Ponce de Leon Springs, the location has been a draw, offering health, recreation, entertainment, and prosperity. Situated at a point of transitions between neighborhoods and communities, it has connected people from across Atlanta and from the city to the southeastern region.
Ponce City market is the site for FLUX 2019, an event bringing together multiple public art projects to explore a site over several days.
FLUX: Ponce City Market presents a series of projects that investigate the location as an energetic center, and the building as a vessel through which visitors can commune with its rich and complex past as well as its immediate present. The work approaches Ponce City Market as a playground of acoustic space, a series of passages and chambers with unique sonic properties and opportunities. FLUX ‘turns up the volume’ of the building: manifesting the sonic qualities of Ponce City Marketing in engaging, unexpected ways, and bringing awareness to how the building exists around us and reacts to our presence.
About the Curator
Ben Coleman is a British multi-disciplinary artist residing in Denver, CO. His practice encompasses performance, sonic art, music, and mixed-media installation projects.
Coleman received a BA in Contemporary Performance Making from Brunel University, London, during a thriving period for live art and experimental music in the city. He engaged passionately with both scenes, which remain touchstones for his practice. After moving to the US in 2006, Coleman had a number of prolific years making and performing music in popular Atlanta, GA bands Judi Chicago and Noot d’Noot before earning a Certification in Music Recording & Audio Production at Recording Workshop, OH, to expand his skills as a sonic artist and audio engineer.
Cross disciplinary collaboration is critical to his current practice, which encompasses work with choreographers, visual artists, and theater practitioners. His work has been presented by a variety of cultural organizations including the High Museum of Art, Alliance Theatre, Zuckerman Museum of Art, Gibney Dance, Dashboard, Georgia Institute of Technology, Tanz Farm, the Object Group, Seven Stages, and Emory Dance.
We have worked to make FLUX: PCM accessible to individuals with disabilities. Flux: PCM is ADA compliant. Though projects are spread out across the property, all are accessible to those who use wheelchairs. We have tried to make all of the individual projects accessible to those who are deaf and blind. All projects have a sound component and have visual and/or tactile ways of experiencing this. For specific questions or specialized needs, please feel free to contact us in advance or during the run of the project at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accessible parking is located on every level of surface and underground parking. Underground ADA spaces are located adjacent to elevators.