Janet Rogers' Response to Residential School Feathers
There was a consistent underlying and yet deep sense of the spiritual in Peter's work. He has mastered a great balance between taking control in a performance and letting go of control—addressing and involving the audience and working with the elements. The work Peter presented to us, and I call it work because his performances resembled something that needed to be done, made us think of another reality, a victim's reality, but never did I get the sense that he opened wounds without resolving them.
The use of salt had an energy all its own, and I thought it was very clever of Peter to use it. And, I have to admit, watching him move back and forth through the room blindfolded was a turn-on. Peter obviously approached each performance prepared, and never did I get the sense that his actions were rooted in anything other than a sincere sense of caring and commitment to his art.