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Carrion: Episode I

Carrion: Episode I
Justin Shoulder emerges as Carrion, a mythical chimeric creature, in a scintillating performance that compels us to consider post-human embodiment in our state of planetary disarray.
“Never quite human, only ever Frankenstein: a ghost of the west, a virus, a trickster, or a prehistoric bird.”
As a continuation of Shoulder’s repertoire of bestiary, this hybrid human/animal/ cyborgian being delves into ancient wisdoms, the mess of the present and polymorphous complexity of a speculative future.
Carrion: Episode I is part of Shoulder’s club performance series and greater body of work Carrion.
This performance is part of HyperPrometheus: The Legacy of Frankenstein

Justin Shoulder is an artist working in performance, sculpture, video and nightlife/community events production. His main body of work Phasmahammer is an ecology of alter personas based on queered ancestral myth. These creatures are embodied through hand crafted costumes and prosthesis and animated by their own gestural languages. Shoulder uses his body and craft to forge connections between queer, migrant, spiritual and intercultural experiences. He is a founding member of queer artist collective The Glitter Militia and Club Ate, a gang of Asia-pacific sissies. He has performed and exhibited internationally, recent highlights include: Carrion at Fusebox Festival (Austin, USA 2018); the video body of work Ex Nilalang for AsiaTOPA by Club Ate (Melbourne, Australia 2017). First Sight at Museum Macan (Jakarta, Indonesia 2017), and the premiere of his feature length theatre work Carrion for Liveworks, Performance Space Sydney 2017.