Join artist Rebecca Bellantoni with interdisciplinary writer, artist, editor and curator, Imani Mason Jordan to discuss her solo exhibition, Day and heavy, Judah leaves, on view in the First floor gallery this summer.

Imani has been working with Rebecca in a curatorial capacity alongside Rabz Lansiquot since 2019 as Languid Hands, a London-based curatorial and artistic duo. They have developed projects at Stroom Den Haag, The Hague (2019), and Frieze Live 2021 at Raven Row, London, and as part of the Womxn of Colour Art Award at 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, London (2023).

This event is free to attend, but booking is essential.


12-1pm, in the Rooftop Foyer

Rebecca Bellantoni lives and works in London. She is the winning Fellow of the 2024 Arts Foundation Futures Awards and a nominee for the 2022 Max Mara Art Prize for Women. Her recent projects include Condition the roses, accept the vision. C.R.Y (REVISED), Tate Britain, London (2023); La Position de l’Amour, CNAC Magasin, Grenoble (2023); In the house of my love, Brent Biennial, London (2022); Frieze Live London (2021); Aggregates, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Switzerland (2021); Coalition of Care, PUBLICs (Helsinki, Finland, 2019), and La Manutention, Palais de Tokyo (Paris, France, 2019; in collaboration with Rowdy SS). She is the recipient of bursaries and awards from Fluxus Art Projects (2023), a-n The Artists Information Company (2023), Womxn of Colour Art Award (2022), and Jerwood Arts (2020).


Imani Mason Jordan has written numerous articles, reviews, essays, poems, plays and love letters, some of which they have published. After completing their MA in Forensic Architecture at Goldsmiths in 2019, their pamphlet OBJECTS WHO TESTIFY was published by Taylor Le Melle at PSS.

Imani began their writing practice with a keen focus on interdisciplinary liberation texts and writing toward revolution; their writing remains inherently political. Since 2016, they have developed a keen interest in oration, experimentation and practices of reading aloud, from which they have synthesised a performance practice that centres writing and collaboration as well as using the speaking voice as an instrument.

Recent performance/audio projects include EARTHLY ACCOMPLICE (2023) with Felix Taylor, TREAD/MILL: WIP (2021-); ATLANTIC RAILTON: LIVE (2021) with Ain Bailey & WELCOME NOTE IN A WELCOME SPEECH (2019-22) with Libita Sibungu. They are featured in two tracks on the 2020 album BRASS (by Moor Mother & billy woods) and continue to collaborate with Moor Mother on various projects. Imani is currently touring as a performer in Eve Stainton’s IMPACT DRIVER, and directing Ebun Sodipo’s theatrical debut, VITORIA : BURACO, for LIVE COLLISION: 2024. Alongside Samra Mayanja, Imani is co-founder of PAPERFLESH PUBLISHING, which facilitates the international and local gathering of intellectually rigorous black writers in order to study-create-unearth liberation texts across-over-beyond our own time-language-geography-genre.