Languid Hands Rabz Lansiquot and Imani

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Languid Hands is a London-based artistic and curatorial collaboration between DJ, filmmaker and curator Rabz Lansiquot and writer, facilitator and live art practitioner Imani Robinson. Their work is informed by ongoing explorations in Black and queer studies, Black creative practice, Black liberatory praxis and queer methodologies and they are currently the Cubitt Curatorial Fellows for 2020-21, presenting their programme entitled No Real Closure. They 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, co-curating the BBZBLKBK Alternative Graduate Show 2018 aimed at promoting work by artists who identify as queer womxn, trans and non-binary people of Black Ancestry at Copeland Gallery, London; and curating (BUT) WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT WHITE SUPREMACY?, a group exhibition at Many Studios as part of Glasgow International Festival 2018. In 2019, they made their first collaborative film Towards A Black Testimony: Prayer/Protest/Peace which was commissioned by Jerwood Arts for the group exhibition Jerwood Collaborate!, and exhibited at Stroom Den Haag alongside a curated public programme. They also curated away, completely: denigrate, a group exhibition at narrative projects, Fitzrovia. Languid Hands are currently in residence at Raven Row.