Thurs 4 August, 6:30pm
Galleries 1, 8 & 9
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About This Event
This free tour is delivered in British Sign Language. The tour begins in our entrance foyer close to our Info Desk. Please ask a member of staff if you are unsure of where to go.
The tour will last up to one hour. There are options to sit throughout the exhibition, and you may also request use of one of our portable stools for the duration of your visit. These are available at the Info Desk.
The exhibition takes place in three gallery spaces, some of which are accessed via a staircase or via the lift.
– To the best of our knowledge, there are no planned disruptions to local transport on the date of the event.
– Our nearest train station – Aldgate East Underground (1 min) is not wheelchair accessible. The closest wheelchair accessible stations are Whitechapel (15 min), Shoreditch High Street (15 min) or Liverpool Street (15 min).
– Free parking for Blue Badge holders is available at the top of Osborn Street in the pay and display booths for an unlimited period. Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis.
Join us for a BSL tour of The London Open led by Chisato Minamimura, who will share personal reflections on the exhibition.
This tour is designed for Deaf and Hard of Hearing users of BSL.
To book your free place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chisato Minamimura is a Deaf performance artist and art guide born in Japan and now based in London. She trained at Trinity Laban in London, and holds a BA in Japanese Painting and a MA from Yokohama National University. She has created, performed and taught dance and movement in over 40 locations across 20 countries, with various performance projects including 3 years (2003 to 2006) as a company member of Candoco Dance Company.
She approaches choreography from her unique perspectives as a Deaf artist, creating what she calls ‘visual sound / music’. Her practice combines work in visual sound / music, Sign Mime, BSL art guide, digital and performance to explore human sensory experience. Her work has been supported by Arts Council England, British Council, Unlimited, Wellcome Trust and Disability Arts Online.