Join curatorial duo Languid Hands for a special tour of Ebun Sodipo’s solo exhibition on Thursday 30th March from 6.30-8pm.
Developed during her residency, Nasty Girl (The Sharpest Girl in Town) presents a newly commissioned video and series of collages, using cinematic jargon and assemblage as a technique to delve into notions of femininity, eroticism, and danger.
Languid Hands is a London-based artistic and curatorial collaboration between DJ and filmmaker Rabz Lansiquot and artist and writer Imani Mason Jordan. Their practice explores collaboration, curation, black study and experimentation across exhibitions, moving image, text, performance, publications and public programming. Languid Hands joined 198 Contemporary Arts & Learning in 2023 as Lead Curators of the Artistic Programme. Between 2020-23 they were curatorial fellows at London’s Cubitt Artists, delivering their programme No Real Closure, which featured the work of numerous artists including R.I.P Germain, Ajamu X, Camara Taylor, Shenece Oretha. In 2021, Languid Hands curated the LIVE programme for Frieze London, commissioning new performances from Rebecca Bellantoni, Ebun Sodipo & Ashley Holmes.
Languid Hands began collaborating in 2015, through their work with the collective sorryyoufeeluncomfortable (SYFU). SYFU projects included public programming in a variety of institutions and community spaces in the UK and Europe, as well as co-curating the BBZBLKBK Alternative Graduate Show 2018 at Copeland Gallery, London and (BUT) WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT WHITE SUPREMACY? at Many Studios as part of Glasgow International Festival 2018. In 2019, Languid Hands curated the group exhibition away, completely: denigrate, at narrative projects, Fitzrovia, and also made their first collaborative film work, Towards A Black Testimony: Prayer/Protest/Peace, commissioned by Jerwood Arts for the group exhibition Jerwood Collaborate! and as a solo exhibition & extended public programme at Stroom Den Haag, NL. Towards A Black Testimony is an ongoing artistic and curatorial project that has been exhibited and explored in various iterations internationally, most recently as part of the group exhibition Codes of Silence at Slash, San Francisco, 2022.
Rabz Lansiquot is a filmmaker, programmer, curator, and DJ. Rabz was Curator In Residence at LUX Moving Image in 2019, developing a public and educational programme around Black liberatory cinema. Their first solo exhibition where did we land, an experimental visual essay exploring the use of images of anti-black violence in film and media, was on view at LUX in Summer 2019, presented alongside a programme of screenings and a study day. They have put together film programmes at the ICA, SQIFF, Berwick Film; Media Festival and were a programme advisor for London Film Festival’s Experimenta strand in 2019 and were on the selection committee for Sheffield Doc Fest 2020 and a programmer in 2021.
Imani Mason Jordan is an interdisciplinary writer, artist, editor and curator interested in poetics and performance. Recent projects include their solo performance TREAD/MILL: WIP (Somerset House Studios 2021, and Aspen Art Museum, 2022); ATLANTIC RAILTON: LIVE with Ain Bailey (Serpentine Pavilion, 2021) & WELCOME NOTE IN A WELCOME SPEECH with Libita Sibungu (Gasworks, 2019; Spike Island, 2020; Sensing the Planet / Serpentine, 2021). Imani is the author of the pamphlet Objects Who Testify (PSS, 2019) as well as numerous articles, reviews, essays, poems, plays and love letters, some of which they have published.