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The world has been turned upside down along with many of our plans, schemes, and dreams. “Glamazon hip-hop icon” Shasta Geaux Pop (“close friend” of artist Ayesha Jordan) had a dream deferred, and now she needs therapy. In the video Blended Therapy, Shasta reflects and journeys with her partner J.U.S.E. (Justin Hicks) looking for connections through a sonic and visual exploration of the unseen parts of Shasta’s psyche. Check your body at the door and let your mind unwind while Shasta and J.U.S.E. create an atmosphere of electric sounds and charged energies.
Jordan joined the Shed family of artists as a member of the first cohort of Open Call participants. When her commission was delayed due to the pandemic, she re-envisioned her performance for a virtual audience.
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Additional video by Alice Tomola
Make Me Down: Songs For Making It Through Alive by The HawtPlates, the latest album from Justin Hicks’s performance trio with Kenita Miller-Hicks and Jade Hicks (who performed in the first commission for Up Close), is available on Apple Music and Spotify, and all other major platforms.