MK Gallery

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India’s work and research focuses on play, playgrounds, textiles and neurodiversity. She is currently concerned with finding and making connections between these worlds through unusual experiences including tactile interventions. 

Having trained as a weaver and much of India's work is shaped around an expanded idea of textiles and future fabrics. A central theme to her participatory work, particularly with young people, is to challenge ocularcentrism - considering vision as the most important sense - to engage with art. The privileging of sight over touch, taste, and smell can restrict and exclude the involvement of many people in the process of making and engaging with art. The exploration and development of alternative sensory processes in art is fundamental to the way she works with people which, in turn, informs her own artistic research.