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Hayden Fowler’s solo show, Future Distant History, had a distinct post-apocalyptic edge. The title was a clue (picturing the present as the past of a destroyed future is what post-apocalyptic stories do) and so was the pile of bones perched on a pretty white table.
Embodying a performance art born in Sydney’s queer club scene, Justin Shoulder’s latest solo show, Carrion, stakes out post-human, apocalyptic terrain, drawing our attention to the present age of excess and environmental misuse.
Imagine an open-aired band rotunda filled with 38 upside-down snare drums, all hanging from the ceiling. With drumsticks hovering over the mirrored drum skins, the scene is a literal suspension of disbelief.
His compositions use coloured light as a sonic element and he sees “music and colour as interchangeable”.
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