Image by Tristan Jalleh & Justin Shoulder



AE† is an accumulative body {of work} by Phasmahammer (FKA Justin Shoulder). A collective of beasts arrange in resistance to articulate this cosmo-ecological epic.

A Chimera tumbles through space and time. A composite ball of wings, scales, teeth, and magma rearranging in flux. Summoned during The Great Delusion of Capital Desire – a great unending scream piercing through the haze of a geo-engineered death spiral.

Free falling they recall the past in order to imagine a future of infinite-love-possibility. Rhincodon cruise through oceanic malls, Bakunawa ride countercurrents all the way to the Skyscraper: Jaws of the Horizon aka The Edge. Future life forms abound vertically in the great continual UNFOLDING ~ 

In the first EPISODE: Jaws of the Horizon, the performer becomes an interspecies elemental conduit. Filipinx Myth, Puppetry, queer spectacle, and ritual meet to elaborate a syncretic futurism. A Mangalag psychopomp born from chaos channels rage-energy here to answer the CALL > > >

CREDITS Lead Artist: Justin Shoulder Composer: Corin Ileto Mentor + Co-choreographer: Victoria Hunt Costume & Set Design: Matthew Stegh & Justin Shoulder Costume & Set Design Assistance: Anthony Aitch Production + Technical Manager: Niccolo Gallio Tour Producer + Stage Manager: Kate Hancock Produced by: Insite Arts

Special thanks to Fusebox Festival, Performance Space + USYD Commissioned by Performance Space and Fusebox Festival

From Fusebox You would be hard pressed to find a more talked about performance than Justin’s last performance at Fusebox two years ago. His performances leave a trail of “Holy shit!” moments in their wake. His practice combines costume, prosthetics, ritual, and movement, with various queer mythologies (woven together with his unique imagination) resulting in an encounter with something truly unforgettable and other worldly.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

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