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    Practice 101: Experimental Practice Workshop


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    Practice 101: Experimental Practice Workshop — Avatar Lab with Justin Talplacido Shoulder

    EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

    This workshop is designed for practising artists and is limited to 9 participants. Please register your interest for this workshop by Monday 8 July. Artists will be notified Wednesday 11 July.

    WORKSHOP INFORMATION

    Justin Talplacido Shoulder is a Filipino Australian artist and storyteller working primarily in performance, sculpture, video and collective events. Also known as Phasmahammer, their practice is an eco-cosmology of alter personas based on queered ancestral myth. 

    Creatures birthed are embodied through hand crafted costumes and prosthesis and animated by their own gestural languages. The artist uses their body and craft as an instrument of metaphysics towards a queer Filipinx Futurism.

    In this workshop, Shoulder introduces some of their conceptual and performative devising methodologies. Dreaming together we encourage participants to tap into their own cultural languages and mythologies to devise their own performance avatars.

    Part storytelling, movement workshop, conversation and craft lab – participants are encouraged to bring key signs and symbols that connect to their own story to remix and conjure new figures into existence. 


    Guest Facilitator – Justin Talplacido Shoulder

    Justin Talplacido Shoulder is a shape shifting artist and storyteller, working primarily in performance, sculpture, video and collective events. Also known as Phasmahammer, their practice is an eco-cosmology of alter personas based on queered ancestral myth. Creatures birthed are embodied through hand crafted costumes and prosthesis and animated by their own gestural languages. The artist uses their body and craft as an instrument of metaphysics towards a queer Filipinx Futurism. Shoulder believes in performance and shared ceremony as communal medicine for difficult times.  

    Shoulder’s theatre and visual art works have been presented across Australia and Internationally where they work between gallery, nightclub, and theatre contexts. Highlights include: La Manutention performance artist in residence at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris 2019, The Prague Quadrennial of Stage Design, 2019, Premiere of theatre work Carrion, Performance Space, Sydney (AUS) + subsequent tour to Artshouse, Melb (AUS), Fusebox Festival, Texas (USA), Museum Macan, Jakarta (IDN), Roskilde (DEN), Kampnagel, Hamburg (DE), Fierce Festival (UK), MAI, Montreal.  

    Performance Space

    Performance Space is the crucible for risk-taking artists. Emerging 40 years ago in response to artists’ articulated desire to explore and investigate new forms of art, Performance Space has consistently identified, nurtured and presented new directions in contemporary practice. They champion risk, experimentation, and new modes of creative expression. Performance Space continues to evolve and renew to meet the needs of the independent sector and explore new models for developing and presenting the most critical and important new work.

    This is a free event, tickets are limited.

    If you are unable to attend, please ensure you release your ticket so another local artist or arts worker can benefit from the session. If booked out, please join the waitlist and you will be notified if a place becomes available.

    Venue

    This event is hosted at Elevator ARI, Lismore. Free parking is available at Harold Fredericks Carpark (across the road). 

    Accessibility 

    Elevator ARI endeavours to be as accessible as possible and is *almost* a wheelchair accessible venue.  This event will take place on the ground floor however, patrons using a wheelchair are encouraged to connect ahead of the event about the venue. An accessible bathroom is available. 

    Auslan interpreters are available for Deaf and/or hard of hearing guests. If you plan on attending and you need an Auslan interpreter or other support, please let us know as soon as possible.

    PRACTICE 101 has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body. This event is made possible with support from Elevator ARI, Performance Space and Arts Northern Rivers.

    Image – illustration by Holly Ahern


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