Serpentine Pavilion Saturday 17 September 2022, 3pm Price: Free, no booking required

Bones Tan Jones’ Back to Earth commission is dedicated to Fertile Souls, a survival skills-sharing collective founded in 2019 which seeks to queer the idea of what survival could look like to a community of people of colour, queer folks and beings who exist beyond the boundaries of society.

Through workshops such as sound healing, astrology, body healing rituals, instrument-making, vocal resonance, herbal medicine, and more, Fertile Souls shares ways in which we can take healing into our own hands and nurture ourselves within the ever-more dystopian landscape. Bones Tan Jones will present an activation of Fertile Souls that aligns with the pagan wheel of the year, including solstices, equinoxes and all ceremonial dates in between.

Artist biography

Bones Tan Jones is a London-based artist. Their practice is rooted in the desire for an alternative, queer, optimistic dystopia. Bones works through ritual and meditative craft to engage with nature, and create narratives that encourage audiences to think more sustainably and ethically. Recent commissions include the Shanghai Biennale (2021), the Athens Biennale (2021) and Serpentine (2019).


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