Online Audio-description tour: Dineo Seshee Bopape
Wednesday 30 June 2021
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Join Artes Mundi’s Engagement Producers and audio describer Anne Hornsby for an interactive and conversation-led tours of Artes Mundi 9. In this tour we will explore the work of Dineo Seshee Bopape.
Designed for Blind and Visually Impaired people, each session will take place live on zoom and last for an hour with fifteen minutes for feedback at the end. At each event we will look at a selection of artworks or moments from the shortlisted Artes Mundi 9 artists, and your ideas and questions will be welcome throughout.
Audio descriptions will be made available to listen to after the events on artesmundi.org.
During the event we will have time to discuss four parts of Dineo Seshee Bopape’s installation that is being presented in the Artes Mundi 9 exhibition.
Anne Hornsby is a pioneer of UK Audio Description, having introduced the second audio description service in England to the Octagon Theatre, Bolton, in 1989. She launched Mind’s Eye in 1992 to offer audio description for theatres, galleries, museums, dance, film festivals and online content. She has won two awards for her work and is an accredited trainer. Prior to lockdown, she was audio describing over 100 events a year in addition to offering training on a regular basis. She is very much looking forward to a return trip to Wales, albeit virtually, and expanding access to the exhibition.
Image description: The image shows a black boombox that has been decorated with white shells, silver stars and sliver glitter all over. The boombox rests on a small grass placemat, which in turn is resting on a bright red Welsh blanket decorated with a black and grey pattern. These are all placed in the centre of a large circular grass mat that is sitting on a dark wood parquet floor.
Image Credit: Dineo Seshee Bopape. Gorree (song): Thobella: harmonic conversions, 2020. Song, looped, woven grass mats, Welsh blanket, soil from River Severn. Courtesy the bakgethwa ancestors. Installation view: Artes Mundi 9. Photography: Stuart Whipps