PHASMAHAMMER is the pseudonym of shape-shifting artist Justin Talplacido Shoulder. Working primarily in performance, sculpture, video and collective events Phasmahammer is an eco-cosmology of alter personas based on queered ancestral myth. Creatures birthed are embodied through hand crafted costumes and prosthesis and animated by their own gestural languages. The artist uses their body and craft as an instrument of metaphysics towards a queer Filipinx futurism. P.H. believes in performance and shared ceremony as communal medicine for difficult times.
Performer, Devisor and Costume Designer Justin Shoulder Co-directed by Amy Gebhardt & Paola Morabito Cinematography by Bonnie Elliot Sound Design by Nick Wales Set Design by Ian Shoulder
“A lovely new release on the Glaswegian Optimo label by a slightly awfully named group called Free Love. Get past the name and cover art, and you’ll get a lovely collection of tracks that sound like a Balearic version of Broadcast. Their ‘single’ (these days I think that just means the track they made a music video for) called Bones is pretty much what you’d expect if you dropped a Broadcast acapella over the top of a DJ Pierre acid track. The video is all Midsommar-esque ritual magick and, well just go watch it. And there we are, back at the start again”
source: Seb Chan from his excellent column Fresh and New #29 Multi-sensorial memories & seamful-ness post (subscribe y’all)
Also: thanks for the Tyler Russo lead, weird video shit akin to what we did in the late 80s early 90’s./GG
in the spirit of Blade Runner 2049, tyler paints a sad picture of baby boomers and #climatechange weirdness