For this special edition of Sonic Constellations, join us at 198 for a listening party and conversation with Moor Mother, in celebration and exploration of her forthcoming album The Great Bailout.
SONIC CONSTELLATIONS is an ongoing series of listening sessions at 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning curated and hosted by artist and composer Ain Bailey. For this session, Imani Mason Jordan (Languid Hands/198), long term collaborator of Moor Mother, will host an open discussion exploring the album’s themes and their resonances for contemporary times.
Spaces are very limited, please register HERE
PLEASE NOTE: As well as the usual photo and audio documentation, this session will be video recorded. All attendees will be invited to sign release forms upon arrival.

The event is free to attend, with donations welcome at All donations will support the work of 198 Contemporary Arts & Learning, allowing us to continue our over 30 year legacy of supporting and showcasing the work of artists and creative practitioners who are Black or of colour through exhibitions, programming, artist development and other forms of engagement, and of creating creative learning opportunities to local communities.

Camae Ayewa, better known by her stage name Moor Mother, is an American poet, musician, and activist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is one half of the collective Black Quantum Futurism, along with Rasheedah Phillips, and co-leads the groups Irreversible Entanglements and 700 Bliss.

Imani Mason Jordan is an interdisciplinary writer, artist, editor and curator interested in poetics and performance. Alongside Rabz Lansiquot they are one half of Languid Hands, who are Lead Curators of the artistic programme at 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning.

Ain Bailey is an artist, composer and DJ, based in London. Her practice explores sonic autobiographies and the constellation of sounds that form individual and community identities. Her compositions encompass field recordings and found sounds and are often inspired by reflections on silence and absence, feminist activism and architectural acoustics, particularly of urban spaces. She has developed numerous collaborations with performance, sonic and visual artists, creating multi-channel and mixed media installations and soundtracks for moving images, live performance and dance.


198 Contemporary Arts & Learning’s artistic programme is supported by Arts Council England, Freelands Foundation & Lambeth Council.