Documentation of The Heart Library Project as shown at St. Vincent's Public Hospital, in Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia.
Interactive art project by George Khut, with David Morris-Oliveros and Jason McSweeney, 2009.
Heart Rate controlled interactive visuals, and hand-drawn experience maps and interviews made by visitors to the exhibition.
The exhibition was presented on Level 4 of the Xavier building, in a large waiting room area adjacent to the main escalators and elevators, and just down the corridor from the Heart and Lung Center.
Visitors to the exhibition came from across the hospital community, from patients and their families, to nurses, pastoral care workers and cleaning staff.
We recorded more than fifty experience-maps over the twelve days of the exhibition, and you can hear some of the interviews we recorded in this video clip.Produced with funding from an Australia Council, Inter-Arts Office "Research & Development Project grant", and presented in collaboration with the St.Vincent’s Campus Arts Committee and d/Lux/Media/Arts.
George Khut - concept, production, audio-visual design
David Morris-Oliveros - visualisation software
Jason McSweeney - heart rate analysis software
Anne Laerkeson - exhibition technician
Naomi Derek and Julia Landrey - interviews
Caitlin Newton-Broad - concept development