An exhibition of interactive and participatory artworks by pioneering new media artist George Khut.
Exploring the connections between thinking, feeling and being, Contemplative Interactions brings together a series of layered and deeply meditative electronic artworks.
Khut’s works are intimate body-focused artwork experiences that use immersive electronic soundscapes and visuals which respond to moment-to-moment changes in participating audiences’ nervous systems.
Continuing his long-standing fascination with mind and body-focused contemplative practices Khut invites us to reflect on the creative and transformative potential of artworks that trace the quality of our attention, breathing and emotional orientation.
Presented as an interactive live laboratory within DADAA Fremantle’s new Gallery, the artist will create a space for observation, reflection and discussion.
This exhibition is presented as a part of the 2019 Fremantle Biennale – UNDERCURRENT.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
George Poonkhin Khut is an artist and interaction-designer working across the fields of electronic art, interaction design and arts-in-health. He lectures in art and interaction design at UNSW Art & Design (University of New South Wales, Faculty of Art & Design) in Sydney, Australia.
Khut’s 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 Group Therapy: Mental Distress in a Digital Age curated by Vanessa Bartlett at FACT in Liverpool, UK, CUSP: Design into the Next Decade, curated by Object Gallery (Australian Design Centre); Sensory Overload at the McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery; Wonderland: Contemporary Art from Australia at the MoCA Taipei, the Sensorium Gymnasium event at Performance Space (2009) with the Thinking Through The Body research group, This Secret Location, Inbetween Time (2006) at Arnolfini, UK, and Strange Attractors: Charm between Art and Science, curated by Annie Ivanova, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China.
Photo: George Khut, Behind Your Eyes, Between Your Ears (Georgia), 2015, still image from brainwave-controlled video portrait, Liveworks, Performance Space, Redfern. Courtesy of the artist.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.