Justin ShoulderPresented in Season 1 2018
Presented by Arts House
8pm, Wed 27 Jun
8pm, Thu 28 Jun
8pm, Fri 29 Jun
2pm, Sat 30 Jun
8pm, Sat 30 Jun
$35 / $30 / $25
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
Contains nudity, smoke effects and loud music
Auslan Interpreted – 8pm, Sat 30 Jun
Melding flesh, costume and a robo-primordial aesthetic, this stunning new solo performance by Justin Shoulder (V, The River Eats) introduces the figure of Carrion – a shape-shifting, posthuman spectre that speaks in multiple forms and languages. Darkly sensuous, dancerly and dreamlike, Carrion conceives an imaginary world that is hauntingly and brilliantly animate.
Driven by nostalgia, Carrion wanders an archaeological site, uncovering objects. As the journey unfolds, startling new truths are revealed about simulation, consumption and worship in an age of excess and acceleration. What does it mean to be human, at a time when our destructive influence is redefining nature itself?
Drawing on queer and ancestral mythologies, Carrion collides distant past with far future, heralding the changes that lie waiting inside us. Mesmerising and tender, elemental and fantastical, Carrion is a rite, a birth, a speculation – morphing the ‘natural’ in a unique vision of what performance can be.
Mentor & Artistic Collaborator:
Costume & Set Designers:
Matthew Stegh, Justin Shoulder
Costume & Set Design Assistants:
Anthony Aitch, Marty Jay
Stage & Production Manager:
Supported by – Arts NSW, The Myer Foundation, Critical Path and the University of New South Wales.
Acknowledgements – Carrion was commissioned by Performance Space for the 2017 Liveworks Festival
Image by – Alex Davies