Audio Description Tour: Prabhakar Pachpute
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.
Prabhakar Pachpute’s practice reflects on the working conditions, relentless excavation, unequal social development and land politics rooted in his home state Chandrapur, known as ‘the city of black gold’. Coming from a family of three generations of mine workers, his meticulous drawings, animations and use of charcoal have a direct connection to his subject matter and familial roots. Frequently drawing directly onto walls, Pachpute’s use of surrealist motifs create spectacular mural installations and immersive environments of imagined landscapes and hybrid figures that critically address issues of labour, exploitation and subsuming of the individual into the collective. Moving between the personal and the global, Pachpute speaks to a complexity of historical transformations on an economic, societal and environmental stage.