HALF DIPPER (SMALL), Michael Candy, 4D Design ’23


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    3x4x0.5 feet

    Aluminium, Stainless Steel, Electronics, DC motor, Plastics, Silicone, Florescent Bulbs, fasteners

    ‘HALF DIPPER (SMALL)’ is a scale replica of Michael Candys new kinetic light sculpture ‘HALF DIPPER’ presented at the Cranbrook GDE. Both these works borrow from a long lineage of international award winning mechatronic installations by the artist (Big Dipper – 2014, Cryptid 2019).

    The installation creates a slow hypnotic wave of light as it articulates the 12 fluorescent bulbs around a central helix. This immersive display of light and movement is effortlessly calm as it silently sways to an invisible breeze.

    In this Kinetic system no component is superfluous and every material intentional, presenting its workings as honestly as possible.

    FOR PROCESS IMAGES PLEASE SEE: https://tinyurl.com/2p9288m8

    This work is available for pre-order, with anticipated availability September 2023. Buyers will be contacted to complete payment when the work is available for purchase and pick up/shipping. 

    Item is located in Detroit, MI. Local pickup available. Domestic shipping is available for an additional $300 fee. Delivery and installation available for an additional fee.

    Michael Candy is an artist whose work reflects the socio-political currents of contemporary technologies. Acting as a witness to the oppressive nature of cybernetics and digital culture, Candy positions the viewer in a physical and moral confrontation with issues challenging society.

    His installations, sculpture, and video works often emerge as social experiments or ecological interventions in public space. This didactic practice seeks to mediate the liminal realm that the digital age oppresses on the physical world.

    By directly interfacing the systems in question, Candy’s works enact the artist’s desire to reach a deeper register of audience feeling, endowing experiences–not spectacle. These robotic anomalies draw aesthetically from a lineage of post-industrial design, robotic engineering, and emergent technology.

    Candy has been involved in many international exhibitions and residencies, 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).

    Michael is also the winner of the WRO Award as part of the 16th Media Art biennale in Poland and Prix Cube in Paris. He has also been a finalist in the Jeremy Hynes Award (Brisbane, Australia) and the Bio Art and Design Award (The Hague, Netherlands).
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    IG: @mcandy_