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The Constellations: George Khut and collaborators

Talking art, science and technology

Supported by the City of Sydney

In partnership with FBi Radio, DLUX Media Arts is launching a new program of discourse on art practices that operate at the intersections of science and technology.

‘The Heart’ with artist George Khut & collaborators Angie Morrow and Katarina Ostojic

In our first episode, ‘The Heart’, we take a look at The BrightHearts Research Project, developed by George Khut with researchers from Kids Rehab. This art and medicine collaboration investigates the application of George Khut’s heart-rate controlled artworks during medical procedures performed on children in hospital . The BrightHearts App is used as a biofeedback assisted relaxation-training tool to help manage the pain and anxiety experienced by children who undergo recurrent painful procedures, such as injections, Baclofen pump changes, central line changes, and lumbar punctures. Children using the BrightHearts App before and during anxiety provoking procedures are rewarded with sounds and visuals that respond to decreases in heart rate over different periods of time i.e. changes that they can influence with their breathing.

The Constellations program will begin to map the field of experimental, interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary and new media arts enquiry in Sydney and beyond, and provide a platform for discussing the issues that are driving artists and their collaborators in the research and development of new work.

The Constellations 2018 program will look into artworks that take on non-human intelligences, robotics, screen culture, virtual reality, new digital platforms, health and medicine, data, community and storytelling, as well as speculations on the future possibilities of art.

Join us at 107 Projects Redfern for this unique series of events.

This project has been made possible with the support of the NSW Government through Create NSW, and the support of the City of Sydney. Our project partners are FBi Radio’s Canvas: Art and Ideas, and 107, Redfern.



Tuesday 26 June 2018 from 7pm to 8.30pm


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