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Previously in February 2012, Project Mata Hati for Sekolah Menengah Pendidikan
Khas Setapak (Kurang Upaya Penglihatan) successfully completed and launched
their 1st phase of “Textures & Tactility” art project in conjunction with the
Art Department of Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) and MISC Corporate
Social Responsibility (CSR) Unit. A bunch of students that are visually impaired
were sent over for a few sessions with the lecturers from UPSI’s Faculty of Art,
where they were guided to produce their own masterpiece made out of glass
and ceramics. The results were wonderful and amazing.
As a follow up to the Phase 1 of “Textures and Tactility”, Project Mata Hati once
again came out with a brilliant idea in which this time the students were surprised with
a collaboration of Blue Jackets Society and the school. The students were given the
chance to ride a supercar (each student, one supercar) and experience the exciting
moments from getting into the beautifully engineered machines, using their sense
of touch and imagine the lavish interior of the supercar, and to feel the adrenaline rush
throughout the convoy journey up to the North.
On June 16th 2012, a group of 30 students were prepared for the next project of
“Textures and Tactility”. 31 super cars from various huge names; Ferrari, Lamborghini,
Porsche, BMW, Nissan, and a lot more, with their driver/owner under the Blue Jackets
Society gathered at the school compound early in the morning all ready for a Charity
Drive to UPSI. These students were given the chance to choose their ride, and they
were also given a task in which they will later have to ‘document’ this experience
and the feelings they had throughout the fast and speedy journey all the way to the
destination on that day; into the form of clay-art. The main idea of the fast ride is to
allow them explore deeper and express their thoughts onspeed, distance, the wind,
and the pumping adrenaline. Subjective, but they made it well, looking through the
way they moulded the clays given to them, channelling their experience into their
very own version of imaginations, produced another lines of inspiring artwork.
This project will be carried forward to another few sessions and all the artworks
produced will be launched later.
Another successful project by team Project Mata Hati with
Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris; and all thanks to the
Charity Drive by Blue Jackets Society as well.
More to come, InsyaAllah.