Carrion

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.

Created by
Justin Shoulder
Produced By
Insite Arts

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.

Performance History

  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017

Media

“Shoulder’s performance has an astonishing intensity, a sense of ritual and precision of movement that reaches deep into the subconscious. ... It’s a remarkable show.”

Witness Performance

“CARRION presents something like a dream-space – an allegorical space, a space of in-betweens and of fantastical proportions – in which critical questions about contemporary humanity present as vivid, amorphous emotions.”

realtime

“CARRION is exceptional, magnetising and above all, a visual spectacle ahead of its time.”

Milk Bar Mag

Credits

Lead Artist
Justin Shoulder
Composer
Corin Ileto
Mentor and Artistic Collaborator
Victoria Hunt
Costume and Set Design
Matthew Stegh and Justin Shoulder
Costume and Set Design Assistance
Anthony Aitch and Marty Jay
Sound Mastering
Bob Scott
Stage and Production Manager
Amber Silk

Contact

Producer
Jason Cross → Email