A Bridge of Fire: a poetic response to post Windrush Caribbean experiences in the UK
Jacob V Joyce brings to ONCA a mix of old and new sculptural and sonic works, combining batik portraits and murals with sound recordings of contemporary Black British poets PJ Samuels and Sirena Reynolds. The works explore aspects of Black British experience, with a focus on commemorating victims of police brutality and celebrating Black activists. All of the works relate to the history of Caribbean migration to the UK.
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About Jacob V Joyce:
Jacob V Joyce is a non binary interdisciplinary artist that disrupts commercial and community spaces with queer and decolonial, creative interventions. Jacob creates comic books and zines addressing personal and global instances of systemic oppression.
As a member of the sorryyoufeeluncomfortable collective and the front person for the band Screaming Toenail, Jacob’s work brings satirical and theatrical critiques to institutional and every day instances of marginalisation. As well as self-publishing a number of illustrated books addressing a variety of political issues, Jacob performs spoken word and solo electronic music which combines ritualistic voice looping with poetic strategies of resistance.
Jacob has just completed a Masters in Art and Politics at Goldsmiths, and intends to continue using art to support and encourage working class, PoC, LGBTQIA and other groups who are perpetually disenfranchised by UK governments to communally and autonomously take direct action and force structural changes in our political landscapes.
Featured image: Fellowship – a fire door from a block of flats in New Cross with paintings of people protesting about the New Cross fire in 1981. Amongst the protesters there are ancestral spirits from Caribbean carnivals and references to the Grenfell fire.