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Image courtesy of Michael Candy, Ether Antenna, 2017

Experimenta Social #14:
Materialist Surrealist

Wed 8 Nov 2017, 6PM – 8:30PM

The surrealism of materials, sculptural absurdism and language all feature in this end-of-season Experimenta Social. Please join us for a celebratory conclusion of Experimenta Social with two presentations exploring the material world, symbolism, language and observation.

This end of year celebration will be feature Ceri and Jule presenting live from the ACMI X kitchen where they promise to turn up the heat on their under cooked tasteless food-for-thought. Brisbane-based media artist Michael Candy will present his kinetic sculptural work featuring robotic personalities, sculptural paradoxes and physicalised responses to complex systems. We hope you will join us for this playful and performative end to the year.

 

This event was curated by Emile Zile.

This project is supported by the Besen Family Foundation and the City of Melbourne, and presented in conjunction with ACMIx.

About the Speakers


Michael Candy works with a vocabulary of robotics, hardware hacking, intervention and video. This didactic practice seeks to mediate the liminal realm that technology oppresses on the physical world.

Michael CandyYugambeh Country
Burleigh Heads, QLD, Australia

Michael Candy works with a vocabulary of robotics, hardware hacking, intervention and video. This didactic practice seeks to mediate the liminal realm that technology oppresses on the physical world. His installations and projects often emerge as social experiments or ecological interventions in public space.

Candy has been involved in many international and local projects and exhibitions, notably: Water, (GOMA, Brisbane), Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, (AGSA, Adelaide), Ars Electronica Festival, (Linz, Austria), The Kathmandu Triennale (Kathmandu,Nepal), The Forum of Sensory Motion (Athens, Greece), The Instrument Builders Project + Hackteria Lab (Yogyakarta, Indonesia) and Hawapi (Huepetuhe, Peru).

Ceri is a multidisciplinary arts practitioner who develops participatory art forms intended to enhance the conditions for collective idea generation. This approach to practice often avoids categorisation, as the outcomes are intentionally defused in the wonder/wander of everyday life. The gifting of metaphorical objects to instigate philosophical discourse stems from Ceri’s recently completed PhD research at RMIT, The Making of a Knowledge Casino (2016). The creation of low tech props for treating the urban condition as a 3D movie set were used to enable mutually inspired activities for people that may not consider themselves artists, but may become script writers of their own way to play. A link to his presentation can be found here.