BNR II
Somerset House Studios
Mon 08 Jul 2019

Baldwin’s Nigger Reloaded II

Mon 08 Jul 2019
18.45 - 20.30
Pay What You Can

The work of our artists is valuable and our events cost money to produce, but we also want them to be as accessible as possible. Therefore, we offer you the opportunity to pay what you can for this event.

Lancaster Rooms
New Wing

A workshop and public performance of a re-inscribed script of Horace Ové’s film Baldwin’s Nigger as part of our celebration of Ove’s work and legacy in our major exhibition Get Up, Stand Up Now.

Since 2014 Barby Asante and the sorryyoufeeluncomfortable collective have been in an active study of Horace Ové’s Baldwin’s Nigger, bringing together groups of people to watch the film and re-imagine our world through discussion writing together and performance. Previously convened in London, Birmingham, Nottingham, Paris, Rotterdam and Glasgow, Baldwin’s Nigger Reloaded II creates speculative scripts imagining how Baldwin might have seen our times today.

Join Barby with Rabz Lansiquot and Imani Robinson on Monday 8 July for a public performance of a re-inscribed script, developed from a workshop exploring the themes of the film, reflecting and re-inscribing Baldwin’s speech in relation to our contemporary socio-political times.

The afternoon workshop will take place on Saturday 06 July*. If you are interested in taking part in this, please email studios@somersethouse.org.uk letting us know your name, age, gender, preferred pronouns and a sentence about why you’d like to attend the workshop.

*Workshop start/finish times still to be confirmed

BIOGRAPHIES

Barby Asante is a London based artist, curator, educator and occasional DJ. Her work is concerned with the politics of place, space, identity and the histories and legacies of colonialism making work that is collaborative, performative and dialogic. She has created works that consider migration, safe spaces to gather in cities antagonistic to ones presence and how one maps the self as a contributor to narratives of society, culture and politics. Her artistic practice explores the archival, makes propositions, collects and maps stories and contributions of people of colour using storytelling, collective actions, and ritual, to excavate, unearth and interrogate given narratives.

Imani Robinson is a writer, researcher, live art practitioner and curator. Her artistic practice works with prose, poetry, dialogue and performance and is broadly concerned with psychogeography and blackness. She was a leading member of sorryyoufeeluncomfortable (SYFU) collective, a London-based collective that created intentional spaces for deep study, conversation and multi-disciplinary art-making. She is currently completing an MA in Forensic Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London, and working curatorially alongside Rabz Lansiquot as Languid Hands.

Rabz Lansiquot is a filmmaker, curator, and DJ. She was a leading member of sorryyoufeeluncomfortable (SYFU) collective, 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 U.K. and Europe including curated screenings, collective readings, performances, workshops and discussions, and co-curated exhibitions. Rabz is currently Curator In Residence at LUX Moving Image, developing a public and educational programme around Black Liberatory Cinema. She works as a curatorial duo alongside Imani Robinson under the name Languid Hands.