Art in a heart beat
exhibits in the Super Human exhibition as I can see a theme in that as artists we are making sense of technology and making sense of who we are as bodies.”
Khut calls his work Distillery a “playful flirtation of the experience” of meditation using technology as feedback. He sees his work as very reflective, with the audience part of the art by making sense of their own physicality and emotions by interacting with the piece.
“Distillery augments the viewer’s ability to sense very quiet things,’ Khut said.
“You put on the earphones and hear your heart beat – it’s triggered from your actual heart beat but what you hear is resynthesised heart beats combined with musical sounds.”
If someone is stressed, the music is fast and the sounds are rumbling and slightly discordant. As the viewer calms down, the sounds become calmer and slower. When the viewer slows down to six breaths a minute, that’s when the soothing ambient sounds kick in.
“I worked with a Feldenkrais practitioner to do the voice over and take viewers through an exploration of bringing people’s focus inside, making sure they pay attention to their posture and breathing.” Khut said.
“Distillery isn’t about being relaxed, it’s about awareness and the relationship between emotional and the heart.”
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