George Khut

George's body-focussed interactive and participatory artworks use biofeedback technologies to re-frame experiences of embodiment, health and subjectivity. 

George is passionate about tangible and embodied interaction, participatory art, and experimental art & interaction design in health and medicine. George takes his work from the art gallery and museum into the hospital and research world. For example, "The Heart Library Project" at St. Vincent’s Public Hospital in 2009, and "BrightHearts",  a research project in collaboration with Dr Angie Morrow, Staff Specialist in Brain Injury at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Kids Rehab.

George Khut’s longstanding fascination with body-focussed contemplative interactions, saw his inclusion in the Kaldor Public Art Projects ‘Marina Abramović In Residence’ Artist’s Residency Program in 2015.

 

 The BrightHearts Research project is investigating the application of George Khut’s heart-rate controlled artworks  for use during medical procedures – as a biofeedback assisted relaxation-training app to help manage the pain and anxiety experienced by children who undergo recurrent painful procedures, such as injections for Botulinim (‘Botox’) treatments, Baclofen pump changes, central line changes, and lumbar punctures.

The BrightHearts Research project is investigating the application of George Khut’s heart-rate controlled artworks  for use during medical procedures – as a biofeedback assisted relaxation-training app to help manage the pain and anxiety experienced by children who undergo recurrent painful procedures, such as injections for Botulinim (‘Botox’) treatments, Baclofen pump changes, central line changes, and lumbar punctures.