Audio Description Tour: Taloi Havini
12 Vaughan Street,
7 February 2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join Artes Mundi 10 Engagement producer Gweni Llwyd on this special audio description tour of Taloi Havini’s artworks on display at Mostyn.
The exhibition forms part of Artes Mundi 10, the UK’s leading biennial exhibition of international contemporary art. This specially designed tour for blind and visually impaired people will give you an insight into the Artist’s practice and provide a powerful mental image that will illuminate the work and ideas contained within.
Guide dogs are welcome. We advise that you bring a sighted-guide or companion with you. We will have a limited number of staff available to assist on the day.
The tour will take place on the ground floor of Mostyn. Light and sound levels in the galleries will be adjusted. The exhibition consists of one three-channel film and a series of photographs.
If you would like to request any additional access support or to contact us with any questions, please email email@example.com
Please note, if you wish to bring a sighted guide or companion with you, please book a ticket for each attendee.
Taloi Havini is from the Nakas Tribe of Hakö people from the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (one of the Solomon Islands, part of Papua New Guinea). Her work is informed by her family history and its ties to the land and communities in Bougainville and she uses a range of media in her work, including photography, audio and video, sculpture, immersive installation and print. Knowledge – production, transmission, inheritance, mapping and representation – are central themes in Havini’s work where she examines these in relation to land, architecture and place. Land in Bourganville is matriarchal meaning the women are traditionally seen as the controllers and inheritors of the land but this was erased when multinational companies arrived in the 1960s and 70s to make millions from mining copper and old. Havini explains that “land is like skin” therefore cannot, or should not, be sold and water is the lifeblood of the land.