VENUE: KRANNERT ART MUSEUM: 500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820

[Refrain] Turn me on — would you come on home? is an offering and sitting with unknowns
and loops that remember my father’s mix CD collection, home, and Black girl music and sound

About the installation:

Blair, also known as lovenloops is a learner from Richmond, Virginia who loves to make celebratory spaces, art, and sound with Black girls and those who love them. As a DJ and homegirl with Black girl celebratory collective/band, Saving Our Lives, Hear Our Truths (SOLHOT), Blair deepened her love for Black sound, music and making space for Black girlhood celebration with Black girls. Currently, she is dreaming, teaching, and making space and sounds that open us to listening, slowly and voluminously, especially to Black girls, people and living beings. Her art and scholarship explores themes of memory, loops, home and
gathering. Blair is currently an Assistant Professor of Art Education and Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. In her free time, you can find Blair cruising to her Dad’s jazz mix CD’s, DJing, concert going and enjoying time with loved ones.