PEI-based musician and performance artist Russell Louder has been hailed by VICE as “the Performance Artist Putting Eastern Canada’s Electronic Scene on the Map.” Russell Louder, age 21, is a genderqueer interdisciplinary artist based in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Russell’s practice has naturally grown from durational and process-based roots of performative research. An autodidact—their education continues to be a self-directed and self-funded pursuit, paired with the deep influences of their mentors and collaborators.
Their performance work is informed by both classical and contemporary physical theatre methodology, incorporating mechanisms of drag, costume, music, sound, movement and visual art. Through these vehicles, realms of eros, queer identity, celebration, objectification and abstraction are explored. Russell is also a multi-instrumentalist. They are currently signed to Montreal label: Unfulfillment Records and will be releasing an experimental 12″ vinyl EP in the coming winter.