In our inaugural LAB series, National Sawdust provides local Brooklyn artists condensed residency time to develop and showcase music-based works. We chose works that explore interdisciplinary arts and sciences, including but not limited to architecture, film/video arts, literature, theatre, and visual arts. This August we will incubate and present a total of five world premieres with Artists ranging from novice to expert.
In Blak, viral hip-hop artist Latasha Alcindor (L.A.) manipulates both sight and sound in illustrating her story of growing into blackness, womanhood, and gentrification. L.A. will use our August LABS to create an immersive multimedia performance piece that opens windows to her childhood, performing alongside Kanye West, and more. In an era when the black experience is highlighted more than ever, L.A. provides a uniquely Brooklyn perspective.