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Left: Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, and right: Nwando Ebizie in St Ives, taken by Alice Pat Jackson.

Nwando Ebizie in conversation with Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock (in-person event)

The Hepworth Wakefield

Join artist Nwando Ebizie and scientist and broadcaster Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock for an intimate in conversation around Ebizie’s new commission The Garden of Circular Paths, commissioned by The Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture International to take place alongside our anniversary exhibition Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life.

Experience an immersive binaural sound work by Nwando Ebizie, created in response to Hepworth’s works. The Garden of Circular Paths, takes visitors on a sonic art ritual guided journey through the life and work of Barbara Hepworth, featuring composed music and field recordings from places in Yorkshire and Cornwall which have a connection to Hepworth’s life. The installation is designed for headphone listening whilst walking through the  Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life exhibition, inviting visitors to experience it through Ebizie’s lens as a Yorkshire-dwelling Afrofuturist.

Todmorden-based multidisciplinary artist Nwando Ebizie(b.1982) creates Afrofuturist speculative fictions and alternate realities at the intersection of live art, experimental music and multi-sensory installations. She proposes new myths, rituals and provocations for radical change and radical transformation of the self and community, drawing from science fiction, Black Atlantic ritual cultures, biophilia, neuroscience, electronic music, and her own neurodiversity and Nigerian heritage.

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE is a space scientist whose passion is presenting science to a general audience.  Her BBC 2 programme “Do We Really Need the Moon?” earned Maggie the talkback Thames new talent award.  She went on to present “Do We Really Need Satellites?” and Channel 4’s “Brave New World”.  She is currently Presenter of  BBC 4’s ‘Sky at Night’, has written ‘The Book of the Moon’ and her first children’s book ‘Dr Maggie’s Grand Tour of the Solar System’.  Maggie studied at Imperial College where she obtained her degree in Physics and PhD in Mechanical Engineering.

Saturday 21 August 2021

12-1pm GMT

The Hepworth Wakefield
Gallery Walk
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF1 5AW

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£10 (£8.50 for Hepworth members)

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