Adelaide Premiere | Australia
“The improbable and the marvellous”Vogue Australia
Prolific creator and performance artist Justin Shoulder is a shapeshifter – building and inhabiting elaborate worlds both alien and familiar.
A carnivalesque biosphere of its own logic, AEON†: TITAN ARUM is a conservatory of imagined ‘exotic’, medicinal and dangerous species, questioning what it means to be in community with non-human kin. Inspired by the pageantry of nature, filipinx myth and continuing Justin’s interests in evolution and hybridity, AEON†: TITAN ARUM births beings of ambiguity to question are they pollinator, parasite or host?
With appearances throughout the installation and featuring a live score by Corin Ileto, witness elaborate craft meeting uncanny puppetry and the language of diasporic queer clubland as Justin inhabits these forms in a hyper-sensitive ceremony of dance, light and sound.
Creator & Performer: Justin Shoulder
Set & Costume Design: Matthew Stegh & Justin Shoulder
Set & Costume Design Assistant: Brenda Lam
Composer: Corin Ileto
Lighting Design: Fausto Brusamolino
Producers, Insite Arts: Jason Cross & Penelope Leishman
AEON†: TITAN ARUM belongs to Justin Shoulder’s body of work AEON† supported by Major Festivals Initiative through the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals, the Australia Council for the Arts, Australian Federal Government RISE Funding, The Liveworks Festival of Experimental Arts, Fusebox Festival and Insite Arts. AEON†: TITAN ARUM premiered as part of The National (2021) at the Art Gallery of NSW.
PRESENTED BY ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE’S OZASIA FESTIVAL
Tickets – FREE
21 & 22 October: 3pm – 7:30pm
23 October: 10am – 6pm
24 October: 10am – 5pm
Contains strobe lighting and haze effects