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.
On the surface of Toby Singer and Jared Saltiel’s South by South Death (SxSD), you might see a campy slasher musical. But upon closer inspection, SxSD becomes a commentary on pressing issues: the dark side of money-driven music and the brutality of the social media era. In our August LABS, Singer and Saltiel will unlock the full potential of their work, using projections of “live” social media updates to create a uniquely immersive theater experience.