Belated: Artwork exploring Dartington’s links with Tagore

by | Sep 24, 2021 | Arts and Place, News & blogs: Arts School

Internationally recognized artist, Mohini Chandra, has created a new work inspired by her walks onto the Dartington estate during the Coronavirus lockdowns. The art film, titled Belated, was commissioned by Autograph gallery in Hackney, London, and draws both on the natural surroundings here on the estate and Dartington’s historic links with the Bengali polymath, Rabindranath Tagore. Belated will be on display at Autograph in their exhibition “Care | Contagion | Community — Self & Other” curated by Renée Mussai, Mark Sealy and Bindi Vora, which is on from 23 Sep 2021 – 12 Feb 2022.

If you wish to fill your pitcher, then come, oh come, to the stream of my heart…
Hriday Yamuna/ The Heart’s Yamuna,  a poem by Rabindranath Tagore (1892)
(translation by Ananda Lal and Sukanta Chaudhuri)

You can also watch the work online via this link.

We spoke to Mohini recently to find out more about this work and it’s connection with Dartington. Listen to the podcast episode below to find out more about Belated and Mohini’s other recent work.