Artist, b. 1986, UK. Based in London.
Pathan uses video to examine the manipulation of language, its relationship to power and its materialization into hierarchies of knowledge. In ‘ADR’ the language of filmmaking and the production attributes inherent in video are used to discuss the distinctions between video art and cinema. Previous screenings and exhibitions include Manchester Contemporary, APT (London) LOOP Festival (Barcelona) Superdeluxe (Tokyo) Vita Kuben (Umea, Sweden) and Note On (Berlin). Prizes include the 2008 Traversing Territories Scholarship, Tethervision Moving Image Commision 2010; Goldsmiths UK Postgraduate Award and shortlisted for the Nottingham Castle Annual Open 2012.
In ADR (Automatic Dialogue Replacement) a blind woman sitting in a cinema describes the making of a film. Attention is drawn to the means of producing audio-described films for the partially sighted and ambiguity lingers over the authority of the participants: artist, cast and audio descriptor.