After a decade as lead singer and multi-instrumentalist in experimental rock band Electrelane, Verity Susman's solo project probes new territory. Using music, visuals and computer voiceover, her gigs create a world of psychedelic alienation, embracing the subversive possibilities of awkwardness. Appearing in drag, her saxophone becomes an organ of musical and gender performance, confronting audiences with a female masculinity that is at once serious, humorous and uncomfortable. The show draws the audience into a collage of exploratory soundworlds, woven through surreal reconstructions of queer sci-fi fan-fiction tales.
Photo by Sarah Bastin.