The River Eats was remounted by the MCA for a tour to the MMCA in Seoul, South Korea for a one week season. It was part of the New Romance exhibition which features South Korean and Australian artists exploring notions of technology. The exhibition is due to come to Australia in 2016.
“A standout of Melbourne’s 2012 Next Wave Festival, The River Eats is a visually stunning fable of transformation and desire.”
Cult Magazine – July 2013
“An audio visual assault that could rival Aphex Twin… a beautiful counterpoint to Shoulder’s live action elements”
Pages Digital – Erin Moy – July 8th 2013
Devised, Performed, Costume & Set Design: Justin Shoulder
Video and Lighting Design: Toby Knyvett
Video and SFX: Rebecca Stegh
Composer and Sound Design: Nick Wales
Creative Producer and Dramaturg: Jeff Stein
The River Eats has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, the City of Melbourne through Arts House, Next Wave Festival, and Performance Space.
Images by Heidruhn Lohr and Toby Knyvett.
Technology used includes conventional lighting, infrared tracking and interactive generative visuals programmed in vvvv.
For a video of the performance see here.
See the extended for the full gallery.