Feedback Loop: Jamming session with poet Brother Portrait

Brother Portrait standing in front of banana leaf plants
Photo: Holly Márie
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Join us for a dub poetry jamming session with Brother Portrait as part of Feedback Loop, our series of events relating to themes in Julian Abraham 'Togar''s exhibition.

and they danced til their bodies were burning

til all that was left was light

draping the edges

opaque and soft

every word spat as ankle weight,

glance thrown to clasp the mind

make you feel a brittle being

became dust in their shine

powerless against a joyful breath

air displaced after pirouette

Brother Portrait is a writer and artist of Sierra Leonean descent - his words falling into form in poetry, prose, travel writing and music. He is a believer in the importance of cultural production, expression and archiving. Of writing to find and see oneself.

Themes in Brother Portrait's work have been and continue to be - memory and objects as vessels; the power in space and place; language; social living; map making and travel. He enjoys exploring these questions through collaboration across artistic mediums. Music will remain a component alongside poetry, prose, performance, theatre, dance, film...and anything else that lands in his path.


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This event will take place in Gallery One.

If you have any questions around access or have specific access requirements we can accommodate, please get in touch with us by emailing or phoning 0115 948 9750.

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