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.
Cake Industries “Technology and the Human Condition”
Central to Australian experimental artist duo Cake Industries’ practice are works that reflect and challenge our relationship with technology. In this episode of ‘Experimenta Studio Session’, Jesse Stevens & Dean Petersen discuss their process for discovering new creative tools to push the boundaries of sculpture and electronics. In 2019 Experimenta commissioned Cake Industries’ roaming artwork, […]