Sunday 24 November 07:30pm

Gavilán Rayna Russom

Physicality Rev 3: One Woman Show (Club Mix)

6:30pm doors • 7:30pm show


PHYSICALITY: An Exploration of Embodiment in Three Remixes

The dynamic artist Gavilán Rayna Russom, who received acclaim as LCD Soundsystem’s “Synth Wizard”, has always delighted in exploding restrictive boxes of genre and discipline. Moving fluidly between the worlds of academic composition and underground dance clubs, Rayna brings that stylistic open-mindedness to her series of three residency shows at National Sawdust.

Much as a recording engineer might create several different mixes of the same track, these three shows will present three different experiences centered on three interlinked questions about physicality: What does it mean to know something physically, in your body? What physical spaces can artists flourish in outside the rigid binary that separates concert hall from club floor? How can hiding in plain sight draw out the fertile potential for  stealthily playful artistic explorations despite the chronic liability of societal exclusion?

The electrifying final show of Gavilán Rayna Russom’s residency will be a dazzling fusion of the first two events. Moving from the raw and messy sketches of the opening show through the seamless energy of the second, this evening of music, light, and movement will synthesize all the elements Rayna has been working with and will highlight a breathtaking new direction in her work. Don’t miss this glorious capstone to Rayna’s defiantly unorthodox three show series!