[categories: concepts, accessibility]
I’ve visited the India art fair and had a look at SapientNitro’s absolute India event. It was the only purely audio feature in the entire exhibition. There were a series of bottles that were placed on a table and as you lean towards them, each bottle had a set of speakers that were probably embedded inside the table. There were labels such as Himalayas, a bazaar, true love (or something like that) and so on. Each theme had a corresponding sound associated with it. The concept was certainly interesting especially since it related to different parts of India.
They would however have done better producing this as a Daisy book. Moreover, I wish they had more enthusiastic and better informed staff manning the stall. They were unable to explain to me why a microcontroller was being used. In addition, they should have had better crowd control. One of the bottles had been unplugged from the cables apparently due to a child wrenching too hard at the cables that were attached at the underside of the bottle.
As for the rest of the exhibition, I did not have a chance to see too much of it. There was however an interesting artist called Anil Ravri. He seemed to be doing most of his art using two-dimensional geometrical shapes. I suspect he’s using fractals.
Finally, I am surprised how difficult sighted people find it to interpret art. Apparently, they too need descriptions and context when looking at paintings even though they are able to tell the different objects that have been drawn in the painting. The connection and representation of these objects is the bit that needs to be described.