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Rachel Jones Blessings Pon Blessings

July 2, 2021
Harlesden High Street

“I am blessed

I am blessed

Every day of my life

I am blessed

When I wake up in the morning

And I lay my head to rest

Every day of my life I am blessed”

 

‘Blessings Pon Blessings’ is a collaborative work that pays homage to Jones’ heritage as a young Black British woman, consisting of an installation, sound piece and musical performances inspired by lyrics from Mr Vegas' song, “I am Blessed.”

The space has been transformed into a performative venue, displaying personal images alongside contemporary art/pop cultural references that inspire Jones’ practice, including posters of works she encountered in her formative years studying at Glasgow School of Art. The imagery, sound piece and karaoke performances coalesce to enact a celebratory and affirmative statement of self love, joy and love for Black culture and the Black community.

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