LIVEWORKS 2017 | CARRION
PRESENTED BY PERFORMANCE SPACE, A WORLD PREMIERE
WED 25 OCT, 9PM
THURS 26 OCT, 9PM
FRI 27 OCT, 9PM
SAT 28 OCT, 3PM & 9PM
What does it mean to be human, in an era when our destructive influence over the planet is 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. As Carrion’s journey unfolds, we glimpse startling new truths about simulation, consumption and worship in an age of excess and acceleration.
Drawing on queer and 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.
Lighting and Visual Design
Matthew Stegh & Justin Shoulder
Carrion contains nudity, strobe and smoke effects. Recommended for ages 13+. Latecomers will not be admitted.
28 October 2017, 9pm – Audio description and Tactile & Kinesthetic Tours available. See our accessibility page for more information. Duration of 60 minutes.
JUSTIN SHOULDER IN CONVERSATION WITH JEFF KHAN
SUN 29 OCT, 4:00 – 5:00PM
Performance Space Artistic Director Jeff Khan joins prolific Sydney performance artist Justin Shoulder for a conversation about his major new work Carrion, which makes its world premiere in Liveworks this year. Carrion draws on queer and cross-cultural mythologies to explore what it means to be human in a rapidly evolving technological landscape. Long-time collaborators, Shoulder and Khan will discuss Shoulder’s working process and the ideas of nature, artifice, technology, climate change and humanity that underpin this new work.
BEYOND THE HUMAN WITH JUSTIN SHOULDER
FRI 27 OCT, 12:00PM – 2:00PM
Join Justin Shoulder to discover the process for bodily transformation that he used to create his new work Carrion. In this workshop you will explore strategies for articulating forms beyond the human using improvised movement, simple prosthesis and source imagery. Justin will guide participants through a series of exercises that illustrate how choreographic and costume elements interact to create unique and memorable characterisations.
The audio description for this event has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
LIVEWORKS 2017 | 7 WAYS
WED 25 OCT, 7:30PM THURS 26 OCT, 7:30PM Where lies the boundary between the body and… Read More
Performance Space x West Kowloon Cultural District Exchange Residency announced
Performance Space are pleased to announce Perth-based performance artist Chris Williams as the inaugural recipient of the Performance… Read More
2018 DAY FOR NIGHT
SAT 27 OCT, 12PM – LATE This year’s Day for Night tells the story of the successive generations… Read More
LIVEWORKS 2017 | THE FUTURE LEAKS OUT
THURS 19 OCT – SUN 29 OCT, 10AM-6PM “When you cut into the present the future leaks… Read More
LIVEWORKS 2017 | CORPONOMY
SUN 22 OCT, 5:30PM Eisa Jocson (Philippines) returns to Liveworks, after wowing audiences with her trilogy of… Read More
HIGH PERFORMANCE PACKING TAPE
WED 24 OCT, 7PM THURS 25 OCT, 7PM FRI 26 OCT, 7PM SAT 27 OCT, 3PM &… Read More
LIVEWORKS 2017 | LET’S MAKE LOVE
THURS 19 OCT, 6:30PM-10:30PM FRI 20 OCT, 6:30PM-10:30PM SAT 21 OCT, 6:30PM-10:30PM SUN 22 OCT, 4:30PM-8:30PM WED 25 OCT, 6:30PM-10:30PM THURS… Read More
KEYNOTE LECTURE: CURATING CONTEXTS
SUN 28 OCT, 4 – 6PM Performance Space is thrilled to welcome the visionary artist, curator… Read More
LIVEWORKS 2017 | TREE OF KNOWLEDGE
THURS 19 OCT, 7:30PM FRI 20 OCT, 7:30PM SAT 21 OCT, 2PM & 7:30PM SUN 22 OCT, 5:30PM Acclaimed… Read More
Performance Space presents the Liveworks Lab, an opportunity for artists from across Australia and the Asia Pacific to… Read More
INFINITY MINUS ONE
WED 24 OCT, 8.30PM THURS 25 OCT, 8.30PM FRI 26 OCT, 8.30PM Against a backdrop of pulsing… Read More