THE RIVER EATS
I created this hypnotic video for large scale projection as part of the theatre production ‘The River Eats’ by Justin Shoulder. It marks the characters onstage transformation and is a onslaught of vision and sound. I recommend turning the lights off and watching it fullscreen!
Note: It contains excessive strobing.
THE RIVER EATS
Urban mythmakers Justin Shoulder and collaborators create a unique fusion of hand-made craft with live performance, in a spectacular theatrical ceremony. The River Eats charts the journey of Pinky – an over-caffeinated, attention-deficient demon whose identity is undergoing a fantastic metamorphosis. As Pinky’s haunted psyche unravels, we are dragged into a turbulent techno world of mirrors and estrangement. Based on the Taoist notion that every independent entity possesses an inherent opposite, this is an evolutionary tale of instinct navigating a world of material distraction. A standout of Melbourne’s 2012 Next Wave Festival and a sellout at Performance Space Sydney 2013, The River Eats is a visually stunning fable of transformation and desire.
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
Stage Manager: Clytie Smith
Costume Design Collaborator & Poster Illustration: Matthew Stegh
Set Construction: Dillon MacEwan
Video Hypnosis Credits:
Editing, VFX and Co-Director: Rebecca Stegh
Co-director: Amy Gebhardt
Cinematography: Bonnie Elliot