Autograph, London

Beyond the Black Triangle: A BSL response

Wed 22 Nov || 6:30 – 8:30pm

Past event

Artist Chisato Minamimura will provide a British Sign Language introduction and response to the current exhibition Beyond the Black Triangle by Armet Francis


Rivington Place
London EC2A 3BA, UK


This event will be in British Sign Language only.

past event

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Join artist Chisato Minamimura for this introduction and response to Autograph’s current exhibition Armet Francis: Beyond The Black Triangle. Minamimura will introduce key themes in the exhibition, explore ideas of black history, consciousness and consider the visualisation of resilience and survival from a Deaf perspective.

The event will take place in Autograph’s gallery, in which artist Armet Francis’ photographic journey over 40 years is displayed, documenting the survival and resilience of African diasporic communities and the rich and diverse Pan-African world.

This event will be in British Sign Language only.
The exhibition talk will last around 45 minutes, starting promptly at 6:30pm and will be followed by an informal opportunity to socialise over drinks.

about the speaker

Chisato Minamimura

Chisato Minamimura is a Deaf performance artist, choreographer and BSL art guide. Born in Japan, now based in London, Chisato has created, performed and taught internationally and is currently a Work Place artist at The Place.

Chisato has been involved in aerial performances with Graeae Theatre Company, London’s Paralympic Opening Ceremony 2012 and Rio’s 2016 Paralympic Cultural Olympiad. Chisato trained at Trinity Laban in London and holds a BA in Japanese Painting and MA from Yokohama National University.

Chisato approaches choreography and performance making from her unique perspective as a Deaf artist, experimenting with and exploring the visualisation of sound and music. By using dance and digital technology, Chisato aims to share her experiences of sensory perception and human encounters. Find out more on the artist’s website.

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Part of the exhibition

Armet Francis: Beyond the Black Triangle

22 Sep 2023 - 20 Jan 2024
Chronicling the lives of people of the African diaspora for over 40 years

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This event will be in British Sign Language only


limited tickets

This is an intimate event with a limited amount of tickets. We highly recommend booking a ticket in advance.

Standing event

This event is a standing walking tour, chairs are available on request.


Step free

Our building and entrance is step free. A wheelchair accessible lift goes to all floors.


This event will take place in Gallery 1.

Ticketing policy

Autograph's events are popular, and often sell out. We recommend booking a ticket in advance. This event is free, and seating is on a first-come first-seated basis. You do not need to bring your paper ticket to the event.

Banner image: Armet Francis: Beyond the Black Triangle exhibition at Autograph. Curated by Mark Sealy. Photograph by Kate Elliott.

Images on page: 1) Courtesy of Chisato Minamimura. 2) Armet Francis, Fashion Shoot, Brixton Market, London, 1973. Courtesy the artist and Autograph, London. 3) Autograph, photograph by Zoë Maxwell.