A performer in a squatting position on a black platform wearing a mask of sensors in front of two large screens projecting red and blue abstract scenes. Two people look on, one directing the scene with arm outstretched toward the screens.


Justin Shoulder
April 29–May 18, 2019
Studio 1—Goodman

Multidisciplinary artist Justin Shoulder will be in residence with support from the Australia Council for the Arts. Working with animation/virtual reality collaborators Sam and Andy Rolfes, the project Carrion aims to develop green-screen video content that the artist will manipulate live with a body sensor system.

International residencies organized by Australia Council for the Arts provide a unique opportunity for Australian artists to immerse themselves in a new international arts context, community and culture. The experience enables artists to articulate their practice within a global context and build knowledge, networks and partnerships that support future international arts activity.

Main Image: Justin Shoulder in Studio 1 as part of his residency with support from the Australian Council for the Arts. May 2019. Photo: Mick Bello/EMPAC.

Presented By

Australia Council for the Arts

Tools and Technology
Production Credits

Justin Shoulder is in residence with support from the Australia Council for the Arts.


EMPAC Spring 2019 presentations, residencies, and commissions are made possible by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with continuous support from the New York State Council for the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts; and the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts. Additional project support by the National Endowment for the Arts; the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; and the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.