[ISEA2013] Artist Statement: George Poonkhin Khut – BrightHearts

Artist Statement

An exhibition of interactive art by George Poonkhin Khut featuring heart rate controlled mobile apps developing in collaboration with with Jason McDermott and Andy Nicholson and Angelo Fraietta; interactive sculptures with Ken Villa; and brainwave controlled live art research events with James Brown (Theta Lab). Presented as part of VIVID Sydney, ISEA2013 and The Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA) Rocks Pop Up.                                georgekhut.com/2013/05/soloshow-vivid-isea-the-rocks/#3

  • George Poonkhin Khut is an Australian artist and design-researcher working across the fields of electronic art, design and health. He holds a Doctorate of Creative Arts from the University of Western Sydney for his research into biofeedback-based interactive artworks. He has exhibited his work across Australia, the UK and Asia. Recent projects include Distillery: Waveforming at Queensland Art Gallery’s Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), for which he was awarded the National New Media Art Award (2012), The Heart Library Project, recently exhibited at St. Vincent’s Public Hospital, Sydney, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Cardiomorphologies (Biennale of Electronic Arts, Perth, 2007), and Thinking Through The Body, an interdisciplinary research group exploring the use of somatic bodywork methodologies and human-centred design as frameworks for  body-focused interactive art. georgekhut.com