Justin ShoulderFrom 22/06/2019 to 11/07/2019
Performers in residency
Saturday 22nd of June
EPISODE 1: JAWS OF THE HORIZON
Through gleaning bones, a figure of contradictory and constantly shifting pluralities emerges. Never quite human, only ever Frankenstein: a ghost of the west, a virus, a trickster, or a prehistoric bird?
Thursday 27th of June
EPISODE 2: A HOLE IN THE SKY
Scattered with clues to this speculative future, the performance space becomes an archaeological site for a cybernetic demigod struggling with the symbiosis of its distinctly unique character. This figure constructs languid reflections of the natural through a detritus of celluloid reproduction. Cursed by ghosts of romanticism and nostalgia, “Carrion” is in the throes of forced evolutionary acceleration.
Thursday 4th of July
EPISODE 3: REGURGITASIA + dj set by Kōtare
A dissimulation of finches in collective bird song tweet requiem in d-minor, polyphonic tones carry on the wind. Warm rain falling. Steam. Lyrebirds mimic chainsaws while Bower birds collect and angle sinews of iridescent cabling building the form of an ancient child’s body.
9:00pm – 10:00pm : dj set by Kōtare
Club renegade, Precog curator and proud Ngāpuhi woman Kōtare (fka DJ Sezzo) will be on the decks looking after your ears. Having played every major art gallery in Australia, we’re lucky to snatch her up in-between big bookings like Dark Mofo and supporting Klein, Aisha Devi, Lotic, Fatima Al Qadiri, Charli XCX (!) and Cher (!!!). Kōtare is a rare delight with very well-developed sensibilities in both pop and experimental domains. She’ll be bringing her signature genre-fluid, fun mixing style twisting together deconstructed club-left sounds, avant garde techno, hip hop, noise, metal and industrial reggaeton for a hell of a ride. Kōtare lives and works in Naarm/Birraranga/Melbourne.
Thursday 11th of July
EPISODE 4: SKYWORLD ~ AVIALAE + Concert de Corin Ileto
Conjuring an ancestral avian. A figure that draws from Pageantry, Pre Hispanic Pagan Clowns and Aposematism.