Innovative and creative Yantra

Meanwhile, black and white photographs of people wearing different types of glasses are on display on the walls before you enter the Bagmati Hall situated on the top floor of the gallery. The photographs are from Nepal Picture Library.

As you enter the Bagmati Hall, you will see four interactive installations — Touch-Me-Not, Irritating Machine, Peace Pond and Sarangi— which are the collaborative effort of artists, engineers and designers. On December 26, father-daughter duo Dambar and Ashmi Batas were enjoying and playing with the ‘Sarangi’ by artists Mekh Limbu, Subhash Tamang and Shreejana Rajbahak along with engineer Binod Pangeni. In this interactive installation, you can see a traditional Nepali musical instrument sarangi. You can play this ‘digital’ instrument on the spot. Moreover, a written instruction tells you the way to play this digital sarangi along with sharing information about this instrument.

“I am really enjoying the exhibition and this exhibition is full of creativity and different from other kinds of

art exhibitions that I have been to,” shared Ashmi.

A mutli-player arcade ‘Homework: The Game’ created by three young programmers aged 13 and 14 years old— Aarogya Rijal, Abhinav Khemka, and Shreyan Parajuli, is another attraction of the event. The huge installation of shoes — created by artists Binita Buddhacharya and Sharmila Shrestha — displayed on the topmost part of the gallery will also definitely amaze you.

Though this year’s interactive installation works are less in number compared to last year, the exhibition is definitely going to impress you with its innovation and in-depth research.

The exhibition organised by Siddhartha Arts Foundation’s Education Initiative (SAFEI), Karkhana, and RAN continues till January 5.