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Michael Candy (AU)
kinetic-light sculpture, 2014

Moving of the installation from the Biennale WRO 2015 exhibition in the Renoma Store.

WRO 2015 Award (ex aequo)

The kinetic light sculpture resembling a big crab or a spider. Nine pairs of luminous limbs move smoothly through the central helix mechanism, twirling into a 3D-coil. Long tube-like bulbs, attached to a metal “spine”, fall freely into a variety of shapes.

Michael Candy (AU), a kinetic, new media artist. He graduated in Fine Arts & Industrial Design from the Queensland University of Technology.

Through the deconstruction and analysis of everyday devices, Michael Candy has developed a unique rationale of “instinctive engineering” which he uses to investigate interaction technologies. These ideas are manifested in the construction of physical installations or electromechanical objects that oftentimes exist on the verge of what is socially or ethically legal, from devices that use IED cell phone detonation technologies or Public installations disguised as council property to synthesizers controlled by an active volcano.

Michael has been involved in residencies and projects across the country and Internationally, Most notably: First Draft (Sydney), Next Wave (Melbourne), The Instrument Builders Project and Hackteria Lab (Yogyakarta). In 2010 he was a finalist for the Stan and Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize. He has collaborated with established artists such as Anthony Lister and Keith Armstrong and been mentored by several artists, including Craig Walsh & Wade Marynowsky.