Research Residency


Performance Space in partnership with Critical Path

Justin Shoulder
Mentor: Victoria Hunt
Composer: Nick Wales

ABOUT THIS RESIDENCY
During this research residency Justin Shoulder inhabits the Drill Hall for three weeks with mentor Victoria Hunt and composer Nick Wales. Continuing his investigation into becoming mythic avatars, Shoulder will elaborate on his new figure Jax (evolving) the trickster: a figure at the crossroads of construction and collapse. During this residency, Justin and his collaborators will look at the performance possibilities of articulating bodily transformation utilising the methodologies of the Bodyweather movement system, finding the gestural language native to this figure. Jax (evolving) becomes a vehicle to examine ideas of decomposition: biological and societal.

 

BIOGRAPHY
Justin Shoulder has been working in performance, installation and nightlife/community events production for the past nine-years. He considers his practice to be a part of a queer ecology co-creating both the spaces for performative expression as well as the figures that inhabit these spaces with his collective The Glitter Militia. Over this time Shoulder has created a family of performance figures called The Fantastic Creatures drawing from the universal storytelling form of the mythical creature. Each creature he has birthed is realised through the construction of full-body highly sculptural avatars and animated by their respective gestural vocabularies. They inhabit nightclubs, theatres, galleries and the street, as well as screen based and virtual spaces.

 

IN PARTNERSHIP

Critical Path and Performance Space partner to support artists undertaking movement and choreographic research in the framework of live and performance art. These residencies are process-focused, facilitating the development of exciting and inventive works by emerging or established artists. These projects forge a bridge between the research focus of Critical Path and the development and presentation work of Performance Space.

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