Designing multi-sensory experiences, through the use of senses of audition and vision as interactive means has often fascinated scientists and artists. At Artechouse in Miami where Art interacts with technology the current installation is a multi-sensory experience titled Aqueous, which means of or containing water.
The exhibition highlights Pantone color of the year 2020 Classic Blue. The hue represents a soothing and tranquil feeling throughout multiple open spaced rooms. This is the same feeling that an individual who is outside near the ocean senses. When outside, whether one looks up or down at the sky or the ocean, all they can see is blue. The exhibition showcases a circulating ocean that one can feel inside of. Technology has been used in this show as an innovative means for creating this feeling.
On top of the visuals, the multi-sensory layers of the show allow stronger emotional reactions, such as being scared or immersed in front of the artwork. In this exhibition, the attachment of vibrotactile feedback to color blue and white as well as the background sound creates a novel experience for the audience. Inside this show, color is in the form of lights on a screen or bouncing throughout the floors that one walks on. One room resembles the feeling of being in a club with three enormous screens all morphing into different patterns to form geometric shapes.
The designs resemble an array of tubular sponges and geometric shapes that morph into one another displaying this unique underground world that takes place across the screens. The audio brings out the feeling similar to that of a scary film that starts underwater. In fact, the audio stimulates all senses, thus adding another layer, perspective, and dimension to the experience of the show. Generally, one of the artists featured of this exhibition @haiiileen has explored the innovative process of art integrating vision and audio in the downstairs area of Artechouse; therefore, opening new ways of interpreting the art.