George Khut’s Heart Library and Brian Enos 77 Million Paintings for Montefiore hospital project among the artists cited for these particular sensory works with practical aplications:
Khut’s Heart Library is an interactive artwork designed for hospitals (…health/wellness centers, schools, and art galleries). The participant rests below a ceiling mounted video projection, in the projection is a mirror image of the participant (created with a hidden video camera). Heart rate controlled audio-visuals with audience participation means the projected imagery changes in color as their heart rate gets faster or slower.
“Participants see their own body as if floating above them – like a reverse out-of-body experience”.
Brian Eno has designed ambient “healing zones/healing environments” in the Montefiore hospital in the UK with the goal of creating a “serene atmosphere” where patients and visitors can visit these rooms featuring “generative music”“to think, take stock or simply relax.”
‘These designs enhance the hospital’s architectural aim of “three dimensional, all-embracing means of treating patients.” ‘.