Wednesday Walkthrough: Paul Mpagi Sepuya

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Join us for a Wednesday Walkthrough – a gallery tour where artists, experts, researchers and academics give short talks in their field of expertise relating to the concepts explored in our exhibitions.

In Galleries 1 & 2 we are presenting Paul Mpagi Sepuya: Exposure, a major monographic exhibition by the Los Angeles-based artist. Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b.1982, United States) is best known for his intimate studio portraits that explore the relationships between camera, subject and viewer. The exhibition is the first institutional presentation of Sepuya’s work in the UK, bringing together more than 40 works across almost 400 square metres of gallery space.

In this walkthrough, local dance artist Natifah White will invite us to co-devise and take part in a series of movement scores* that explore acts of (un)seeing** and ocularity***, that are ideas aligning with Paul Mpagi Sepuya’s exhibition Exposure.

No previous movement or dance experience is necessary to participate. This walkthrough is open to all ability levels and is an opportunity to connect with like-minded folks who are interested in expanding and embracing the way movement moves us, interpreting that for ourselves and being open to sharing in a (low-stake) group setting.

Expansive Glossary:

*Score - a movement guide that can be done in a specific or random order with rules/instructions on how, where and who does them.

**(Un)Seeing - A sensorial take on ‘reading the room’ by centering other (non-ocular) senses.

***Ocularity - Is there truly a distinction between who is seeing, being seen and how we see?

About the event

Free. Limited Capacity.

Booking is required.

The duration of the event is one hour. A rest break is not included. Seating is available.


Find information about getting here and our building access and facilities here.

This event will be held in our galleries.

Speakers will use microphones.

This event is wheelchair accessible.

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.

Natifah White is a dance artist and self-archivist inspired by creative processes & work that explore speculative dance futures. Her dance practice weaves archiving, research and performance, and within these spaces she has begun intertwining ways these descriptions nourish one another, whether through supporting another artist or her explorations.

Since graduating from the London Contemporary Dance School in 2019, Natifah has worked as a performer with choreographers such as; Seke Chimutengwende, Serafine1369, Florence Peake, Grace Nicol & Atabey Mamasita.

Her own research into dance and archival practice has been selected and supported by a variety of projects such as: Artist Research Residency with FABRIC (2020), Young Empowerment Fund with The Mighty Creatives (2021), Thinker-in-Residence for Kinship Workshop (2022) & Wainsgate Dances Residency (2023).

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