George is a current Synapse 6 resident, his blog can be viewed at http://khut2011.anat.org.au.
In his Synapse residency, Khut will work alongside Dr Angie Morrow, a paediatrician with Kids Rehab at The Childrens Hospital Westmead. Together they will pursue research into the development of an interactive, multimedia device for children to aid in the relief of pain and anxiety associated with undergoing recurrent painful rehabilitative and surgical procedures. At the completion of the residency the research will be used to inform the production of a device for clinical trialling in 2012 with the financial backing of the Kirby Foundation.
George (Poonkhin) Khut is an artist working in the area of physiologically responsive multimedia. His doctoral research at the University of Western Sydney (2002-2006) focused on the development of interactive sound and video environments in which listeners experience and learn to influence aspects of their own physiology, by observing and differentiating changes in the sound, colour and form of his physiologically-responsive artworks. George has exhibited these works in Australia and overseas in contemporary arts spaces and museums since 2003.
He is presently focussed on the development of interactive and 'rellational' artworks in hospital environments as a form of contemporary arts-in-health practice.
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