Join artist Chisato Minamimura for this introduction and response to Autograph’s current exhibition Fixing Shadows: Julius and I by Eric Gyamfi. Drawing from her own creative practice, Minamimura will introduce key figures in the exhibition, explore ideas of human interaction and consider the visualisation of sound and music from a Deaf perspective.
The event will take place in Autograph’s gallery, in which artist Eric Gyamfi has installed thousands of cyanotype prints to transform the space into a monochromatic cosmos, examining how photography can shift meanings and histories – ‘fixing shadows’ of legacy, absence, and revival.
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.
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.
Everyone is welcome at Autograph. Planning a visit? Have a look at our Visit Us page to find out more about getting to the gallery, accessibility and more. Please note that another exhibition in Autograph's building contains latex and may cause allergic reactions.
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