Title:
Cardiomorphologies
Artist(s):
George Phoonkin Khut
Brief description of the work:
A participatory biofeedback installation using the participant's breath and heartbeat to control a visual display. "Breathing-in causes a halo like form to glow and expand outwards; another set of halo forms respond to changes in heart rate, expanding in size and turning red with faster heart beats and turning blue and contracting with slower heart beats." (Khut online)
Materials, dimensions, duration:
Projection, biofeedback sensors, graphic generator, chair
Location (venue & dates, public/ private):

Cardiomorphologies v.3 was presented as part of ArnolfiniÕs Inbetween Time: Festival of Live Art and Intrigue, 'This secret location' exhibition, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK from February 1st-12th 2006.

Audience information (size, mode of participation):
Individual audience members can interact with Cardiomorphologies for up to 30 minutes at a time, the sessions are supervised by the artist.
Other information (reviews, collaborators, funders):
George (Poonkhin) Khut: concept and sound design. Lizzie Muller: curatorial research & development, interaction design. Greg Turner: software development, data analysis & visualisation (2005-06), John Tonkin: software development, data analysis & visualisation (2004)
Floorplan, scheme:
 
Visual/ audio-visual reference:
photo by Lizzie Muller
Key theme(s):
Externalising internal processes using visual representation, intense engagement with the body
Further context:
The piece allowed audience members to explore some of their internal processes and to immerse themselves in the hypnotic visual representation of their heartbeat and breathing.