CARRION PREMIERING AT LIVEWORKS SYDNEY

CARRION by JUSTIN SHOULDER

What does it mean to be human, in an era when our destructive influence over the planet is rapidly redefining the laws of nature? This magnetic new solo performance by Justin Shoulder introduces the figure of Carrion: a post-human spectre that has the ability to shapeshift into multiple forms and speak multiple languages. 

With an ego driven by nostalgia Carrion wanders an archaeological site uncovering objects. Material investigations reveal deep learning about simulation, consumption and worship.

Drawing on queer and bicultural ancestral mythologies, Carrion transports us into a place where the distant past collides with the far future, alerting us to the changes that already lie within ourselves. 

WED 25 OCT, 9PM
THURS 26 OCT, 9PM
FRI 27 OCT, 9PM
SAT 28 OCT, 3PM & 9PM 

Carrion contains nudity, strobe and smoke effects. Duration of 60 minutes.

Lead Artist Justin Shoulder
Composer Corin Ileto
Lighting and Visual Design Benjamin Cisterne
Dramaturg Victoria Hunt
Costume Design Matthew Stegh & Justin Shoulder

Accessibility: Audio Description, Wheelchair Accessible
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SCREENING OF EX NILALANG AT M+ HONG KONG

M+ Screenings: Genderfluid explores how contemporary moving-image artists, across different generations and geographies, have created transgressive and transformative representations of gender on screen. Presenting a diverse mix of feature films, artist videos, animations, experimental films and documentaries, the programme addresses the radical shifts in gender expression happening around the world. See Programme Details

This programme is organised in conjunction with the exhibition Ambiguously Yours: Gender in Hong Kong Popular Culture, on view at the M+ Pavilion from 17 March to 21 May 2017.

Date: 
7-9 April 2017 (Friday-Sunday)

Venue: 
Broadway Cinematheque, Yau Ma Tei

Tickets: 
Tickets are now available at the Broadway Cinematheque box office and self-service ticketing machines, as well as online at www.cinema.com.hk.

Standard Tickets: HK$85 per screening
Concessions: HK$65 per screening (children, seniors, and students)
M+ Pioneers Member Packages: HK$145 for 2 tickets (for same screening)
bc VIP Member Tickets: HK$68 per screening

EX NILALANG / NEW EPISODE FOR ACMI ASIATOPA

Ex Nilalang is a cumulative moving image project by Australian-Filipino collective Club Ate, founded by multidisciplinary video and performance artists, Justin Shoulder and Bhenji Ra. Three episodes were created in 2015 and ACMI and Blacktown Arts Centre have co-commissioned the fourth for Asia TOPA, Melbourne and Balik Bayan, Sydney.  

Ex Nilalang reimagines urban mythologies and traditional Filipino folklore as narratives of resistance and celebration. The work seeks to transform existing Filipino mythologies that were once used to demonise queer identities by colonial powers. ‘Nilalang’, which means both ‘to create’ and ‘creature’, describes the work’s transformation of existing mythologies and its imagining of future folklore. The artists draw from their own narratives, lived experiences and personal relationships to forge new connections between queer, migrant, spiritual and intercultural experiences.

This latest video portrait a collaboration with Tristan Jalleh with a score by Corin Ileto, will also screen alongside the first three episodes BaludDyesebel and Lolo ex Machina in ACMI’s cinemas as part of its regular ART+FILMprogram on Wednesday 1 March at 6:30pm, followed by a conversation with Justin Shoulder and Bhenji Ra.

On Thursday 2 March, Justin and Bhenji will host Club Ate, a hybrid party event featuring live performances, video work and music. 

https://www.asiatopa.com.au/events/art-film-justin-shoulder-and-bhenji-ra