LIVEWORKS: Behind your eyes, between your ears – a neurofeedback portrait studio
George (Poonkhin) Khut
FREE PERFORMANCE PROGRAM
Wed 4 Nov, 6:30 – 10PM
Thurs 5 Nov, 6:30 – 10PM
Fri 6 Nov, 6:30 – 10PM
Sat 7 Nov, 12 – 3PM + 6:30 – 10PM
Explore the dynamics of your attention and create an intimate, luminous video portrait of your interaction in this new participatory artwork by George (Poonkhin) Khut.
In Behind Your Eyes, Between Your Ears alpha brainwave rhythms (produced when you close your eyes and quieten your mind) control an interactive soundscape and projected visuals that trace the dynamics of your attention as you move between thinking and being.
The project continues Khut’s longstanding fascination with body-focussed contemplative interactions, and builds on work developed as part of the Kaldor Public Art Projects ‘Marina Abramović In Residence’ Artist’s Residency Program earlier this year.
Presented in the form of intimate interactive video studio – participating visitors wear a wireless brainwave sensor and quieten their attention to unfold a delicate electronic soundscape, in which different layers of sound are revealed according the intensity and duration of their alpha brainwave patterns. Abstract geometric video projections visualising changes in Alphawave activity are overlaid on the participant’s face – referencing photographic idioms from sci-fi, to 70’s aura-photography and 19th Century spiritualist imaging.
Each interaction last approximately 30-minutes and other visitors will be able to observe from a special viewing area.
The resulting collection of intimate video portraits gathered over the course of the event provide a platform for reflecting on the changing nature of relationship to bio-medical imaging technologies, notions of embodiment and role of contemplative practices in contemporary culture.
Please note that the participatory element of this work has limited capacity. If you would like to participate please sign up at the start of the appropriate session and you will be allocated a specific time slot. The sign up sheet is located at the site of the work, in the Carriageworks foyer. If you would like to guarantee your spot, call Performance Space during BUSINESS HOURS on 02 8571 9111 to make a booking.
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