Audio Description Tour: Beatriz Santiago Muñoz
Join Artes Mundi and audio describer Anne Hornsby for a series of tours of Artes Mundi 9. Designed for Blind and Partially Sighted people, each session will explore a selection of artworks or moments from the Artes Mundi 9 prize-winning artists.
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.
Beatriz Santiago Muñoz is best known for films rooted in long periods of observation and research, combining aspects of ethnography and theatre to explore the social and political conditions of her native Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Her work often focuses on the redevelopment and gentrification of the Puerto Rican landscape through new infrastructure or tourism projects, or natural forces such as recent storms and earthquakes. Working with a diverse array of people from a variety of backgrounds, including healers, activists, former political prisoners and butchers, Muñoz considers these individuals as the main agents of the transformative potential of her camera, her work poetically reveals how these forces of change impact local communities.