Vedaaranya Heritage Arts and Healing Festival 2016

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Exhibition on Sensory and Emotional Education

Joint sponsorship from two institutions: Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design ( MIRIAD), Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK and the School of Art, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona USA.

Exhibition Theme:

The theme of the exhibition will address the topic: Sensory and Emotional Education. Sub-themes will address the role of the arts in education and learning as well as holistic models for self-development and learning.


The work, addressing themes of 3D visualization, enables our international group of artists to educate using new methods for apprehending our surroundings. The artwork in this exhibition emphasizes artistic and tactile ways of understanding global,  metropolitan, and personal phenomena. It is our hope that these data-responsive images will serve as an aid to a more deeply felt deeper understanding of the complex attributes of the world in which we live. New ways of seeing our natural and built environment are made possible. An expanded awareness of systems, cities, timelines,  the rhythms of the larger world, and the workings of the human body is evoked.

The work of the artists this exhibition explore highly visual interpretation of quantitative phenomena,  endeavoring to always remain true to the underlying input driving the visuals. Some of the work involves building sensory artworks involving not only visualization, but sonification and motion capture, for the purpose of creating holistic environments. The work generated by this group of artists can be produced as 2D imagery,  sculptural form,  animations, and responsive public art, providing wide range of avenues for sensory and emotional non-word-based education.  

It is our hope that these images will serve as an aid to a more deeply felt deeper understanding of the complex attributes of the world in which we live today.  We hope to provide models and visualizations that are accessible anywhere, and are adaptable to many new media, including websites and portable digital formats. We believe that our work enables viewers and students to absorb complex information in an experiential way. 3D models and prototypes make information tactile and tangible. The artworks express long-term patterns , enhance sensitivity to the invisibly functioning aspects of our surroundings, and offer  expanded definitions of sculpture. This type of work lends clarity to the grand cycles of nature and human activity.