Artist duo Jesse Stevens & Dean Petersen have worked together since 2006 as Cake Industries. Based in regional Victoria, their work has been shown nationally and internationally.
Darkly humorous and provocatively satirical, Cake Industries’ performative mechatronic sculptures construct abstract narratives to reveal the complexities and absurdities of modern life. Their human/object hybrid forms are players in a surreal mechanical theatre that is equally strange, disturbing and beautiful.
As an experimental and multidisciplinary permanent artist collaboration, Cake Industries are fiercely self-sufficient, and the broad range of skills in a variety of mediums that they share between them allows them to execute works that are technically, functionally and structurally complex.
From roaming sculpture to immersive installations, their works inhabit diverse spaces from traditional gallery context to non-standard public environments.
The Hybrid Society
Always connected, yet somewhat separated from the world around them, these performing robotic sculptures use dark humour and absurdity to reflect and highlight the growing obsession with online personas and the technology that draws our attention from dawn to dusk.