For London-based Gallery 176s current exhibition titled, A Tradition I Do Not Mean To Break, which runs until August, artist David Blandy created a film installation called Crossroads inspired by the history of iconic blues singer Robert Johnson.
According to folklore, Johnson sold his soul to the Devil in exchange for becoming the greatest blues musician the world has ever seen.
To honor Johnson and the freaky tale, Blandy went to the crossroads where Johnson supposedly sold his soul with an electric guitar and attempted to make his own exchange with Satan, but old Beelzebub didnt seem to be in the market for a new soul.
Johnson also dons what he calls inverted blackface a white face with black lips and visits Johnsons grave, which audience members can watch from a viewing area thats a replica of a Southern porch with swings and rocking chairs.
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