Pardip Kapil Live Installation

A live installation by Pardip Kapil, marking the culmination of the artist’s three-month residency at Studio Voltaire in partnership with ActionSpace as part of the Explorers Project.

Kapil will present a large-scale installation, intertwining improvised live elements with handmade and found objects, evocative costumes, props, experimental imagery and sound. As part of the archiving process, the work will be titled after the event in order to better reflect the intentions of the live installation. 

In the artist’s work, processes repeat and echo each other. Kapil often layers materials and projections to create spaces to be activated by the artist and other collaborators. Kapil is known for his colourful and joyful installations containing bricolages of found materials, incorporating sound and projection to create ritualistic and often surreal work. 

Kapil’s residency is in partnership with ActionSpace and forms part of the acclaimed Explorers Project. Explorers is led by Project Art Works and is supported by Arts Council England and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

This event forms part of Studio Voltaire’s Open House programme. 

More Information

Please note this work is durational and audiences can attend at any point during the two hour period on Friday evening. On Saturday, the installation will be open from 10am–2pm. 

This event is suitable for adults. 

Members of Studio Voltaire and ActionSpace’s team will be present to guide visitors through the space. The event will contain moments of spontaneous loud music and sound. Visitors will be invited into the space which will potentially be a sprawling installation. The artist may wish to interact with visitors by inviting them to look more closely at his work, and respond. There is no pressure to participate, visitors can also just watch and take in the experience.

Access Information

Studio Voltaire has step–free access throughout our gallery, participation and events spaces, cafe, shop and garden. Accessible toilets and baby change facilities are available on the ground and first floor. All our toilets are self-enclosed and all-gender.

If you have any questions or need assistance with your visit please contact us on +(0)207 622 1294 or email

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About Pardip Kapil

Pardip Kapil’s practice is part installation, part happening. He creates spontaneous, site specific, temporary structures and scenes which frequently evolve with the artist as central to the work. He combines installation and impromptu performance with his eccentric hand made costumes and props, found objects, music and projections to create multilayered experiences and moments. Essential to his practice is the public who are invited to engage with and often become part of the work. He explores the recurrent themes of celebrations, Christmas, Discos and FunFairs; reworking his ideas into many varied layouts whilst responding to the environment he’s working in. He documents his work through film and photography, recording the people and himself in his spaces often reworking the footage and images back into the next happening. Pardip’s energetic, often surreal practice is infectious and pure creativity. Recent live events include Pardip Kapil at Tate Liverpool for the Explorers Event, 2022, ‘Tubelines’ 2019, Tate Exchange, Tate Modern and Pop Up Pardip’s Zoom Disco, Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2021.

About ActionSpace

ActionSpace is London’s leading development agency for learning disabled artists. They are an exceptional visual arts organisation with big ambitions for all the artists that they work with. They support, advocate and promote diversity within the contemporary visual arts sector. All of their work is focused towards enabling learning disabled artists to have a professional career in the arts.

About Explorers

EXPLORERS is a dynamic collaborative programme of art and action that opens up routes into artistic practice for neurominorities, dismantling attitudinal and systemic barriers to representation and rights in art and society. The Explorers Project is supported by Arts Council England and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
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