‘The Constellations’ #1



WHEN: 7pm – 26 Jun 2018


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

'The Constellations' live conversations program will foreground collaboration in artistic projects 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.

EP. 1 THE HEART | JUNE 26th 2018, 7PM
‘The Heart’ with artist George Khut & collaborator 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.

About the Artists

George Poonkhin Khut is an artist and interaction-designer working across the fields of electronic art, interaction design and arts-in-health. His body-focussed interactive and participatory artworks use bio-sensing technologies to re-frame experiences of embodiment, health and subjectivity. Research interests include tangible and embodied interaction, participatory art and Arts-in-Health. Recent group exhibitions include The Mobile Mood Lab, shown around Sydney as part of The Big Anxiety festival of arts, health and science, Behind Your Eyes Between Your Ears at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra, and Group Therapy: Mental Distress in a Digital Age curated by Vanessa Bartlett at FACT in Liverpool, UK.

Katarina Ostojic is a PhD candidate with the Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health, Sydney Medical School, USyd. Her research focuses on pain management in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy (CP), with particular interest in non-pharmacological interventions for pain management. Katarina’s research is being conducted across the Rehabilitation Departments of the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, under the supervision of Dr Angie Morrow and Dr Simon Paget (Kids Rehab, the Children’s Hospital Westmead). Katarina is also a researcher for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Institute, the University of Sydney.