BL CK B X: Rabz Lansiquot
where did we land
Wed 21 Aug - Sat 21 Sep 2019 / Wed-Sat, 12pm-5pm
where did we land is an ongoing experiment interrogating the effect of images of anti-black violence produced and reproduced in film and media. The first iteration, an installation of still and distorted archival images on acetate hung from the ceiling, was presented in sorryyoufeeluncomfortable collective’s exhibition (BUT) WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT WHITE SUPREMACY? at The Gallow Gate as part of Glasgow International Festival 2018. This iteration takes the form of a moving image essay, presenting original images and texts that speak to the problems of the spectacular for Black subjects onscreen. The accompanying exhibition programme will include screenings, talks and a study day that will make public the research Rabz Lansiquot has been undertaking during her curatorial residency at LUX. The research attempts to approach Black film from a position of liberation as opposed to representation. It will act as both a trial and a taster of an upcoming Black Film Anti-School format.
Saturday 24 August 6-8pm
Join us for a private viewing of the work with the artist Rabz Lansiquot in conversation.
Please note the exhibition will be closed on Saturday 14 September for the social exhibition study day Towards a Liberatory Black Film Aesthetic facilitated by Rabz Lansiquot.
About the Artist
Rabz Lansiquot is a filmmaker, curator, and DJ. She was a leading member of sorryyoufeeluncomfortable (SYFU), a London-based collective that created intentional spaces for deep study, conversation and multi-disciplinary art-making that relates to race and liberatory politics. With SYFU she has produced public programming in a number of institutional and independent contexts in the UK and Europe including curated screenings, collective readings, performances, workshops and discussions, and co-curated exhibitions. Her audio-visual work and film theory writing is informed by Black liberatory thought, Black queer studies, and lived experience, seeking to move beyond representation, to liberation in the realm of the moving image. Rabz also works collaboratively alongside Imani Robinson under the name Languid Hands producing artworks and curatorial projects.