Show Off, a season of Australian made performances, explodes at Carriageworks this July. One mesmerising feature is sure to be Justin Shoulder’s piece The River Eats.
Shoulder is a designer whose ethos is influenced by circus, cabaret and Taoism. He creates exquisitely beautiful costumes and creatures, and in live shows he inhabits these sculptures as metaphorical representations. A self described “urban mythmaker,” he is interested in challenging everyday perception and mundane reality.
The River Eats revolves around the adventures of Pinky, a hyperactive, hyper-kinetic demon who is navigating the perils and pitfalls of personal transformation. Pinky’s journey is a subversive tour, twisting around the tortured labyrinths of materialism and technology. It is an exploration of dreamscape, mystery and imagination.
The production involves a creative combination of craft and theatre and promises to be a visually arresting, intellectually challenging and original trip to an alternate dimension. (LR)
Show Off, Until Jul 17; The River Eats, Jul 3-13, Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh, $35, performancespace.com.au