Newcastle Art Gallery presents work by Justin Shoulder in partnership with New Annual Festival.
Justin Shoulder’s TITAN ARUM, invites you to a carnivalesque biosphere of its own logic. Enter this conservatory of imagined ‘exotic’, medicinal and dangerous species. In devotion to world-making, the artist invites you to a landscape both familiar and alien. Night gardens propagate beings not quite flora or fauna.
Continuing Shoulder’s interests in evolution and hybridity, TITAN ARUM births beings of ambiguity. Are they pollinator, parasite or host?
In a series of appearances throughout the installation, Shoulder inhabits these forms in a sensory ceremony of dance, light and sound before disappearing again into nature.
For exhibition and performance times visit nag.org.au/titan-arum