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Michael Candy

Michael candy

michael candy uses physical technologies to communicate their affect on human environments

candy has been involved in many international and local projects and exhibitions, notably: the kathmandu triennale (kathmandu,nepal), pratt manhattan gallery (nyc, usa), the forum of sensory motion (athens, greece), the instrument builders project + hackteria lab (yogyakarta, indonesia) and hawapi (huepetuhe, peru). 

in 2015 michael won the wro award as part of the 16th media art biennale in poland and later prix cube (paris, france) with big dipper.

 
Digital Empathy Device  (2016), utilises open source technologies to monitor  Livemap ; an online, citizen-run mapping service that correlates live information on bombings, hazards and attacks in war zones around the world. A foreign air raid or bombing triggers a mobile phone activated device mounted on a public statue, causing it to weep every time an attack is reported. The work has been developed in response to the proliferation and subsequent dehumanisation that occurs when we view facts of these bombings online, condoning military retaliation—in this particular case, Syria. Installed in Paris, where the device was fabricated in a hotel room and mounted terrorist guerilla style atop the head of the ‘Marianne’ statue, a symbol of the French Republic and égalité, towering above the civilian memorial of the 2015 Paris Attacks. This project took place during the 2016 Nuit Debout radical youth movement protests.

Digital Empathy Device (2016), utilises open source technologies to monitor Livemap; an online, citizen-run mapping service that correlates live information on bombings, hazards and attacks in war zones around the world. A foreign air raid or bombing triggers a mobile phone activated device mounted on a public statue, causing it to weep every time an attack is reported. The work has been developed in response to the proliferation and subsequent dehumanisation that occurs when we view facts of these bombings online, condoning military retaliation—in this particular case, Syria. Installed in Paris, where the device was fabricated in a hotel room and mounted terrorist guerilla style atop the head of the ‘Marianne’ statue, a symbol of the French Republic and égalité, towering above the civilian memorial of the 2015 Paris Attacks. This project took place during the 2016 Nuit Debout radical youth movement protests.

Digital Empathy Device  (2016)

Digital Empathy Device (2016)

Cryptid  (2019)

Cryptid (2019)

Big Dipper (2014)

Big Dipper (2014)

Ether Antenna (2017) Video still.

Ether Antenna (2017) Video still.

Ether Antenna (2017) Video still.

Ether Antenna (2017) Video still.

Michael Candy 

Bachelor of Fine Arts & Industrial Design, QUT, QLD. 

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Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019 dark mofo, hobart

2018       Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto, Japan

2018       Sydney Contemporary, Sydney

2017       Pratt Manhattan Gallery, NYC

2017       Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton

2017       Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

2017       Kathmandu Triennale, Nepal

2016       The Number you have reached, Success, Perth

2016       Le Cube Prix, Paris

2015       WRO Biennale, RENOMA, Wroclaw 

2014       Instrument Builders Project 3, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

2014       BIG DIPPER, Pepper House Studios Fort Kochi, India

2014       NextWave, New Low & Bus Projects, Melbourne

2014       Hackteria, Yogyakarta

2013       ISEA, First Draft, Sydney

2013       Foundations Edge, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane

2013       ISEA, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

2013       Catching Light, Campbeltown Arts Center, Sydney

2012       Venus, Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane

2012       Time Machine, Serial Space, Sydney

2012       STCKA, Gold Coast Art Center, Gold Coast

2012       Psycho Subtropics, Serial Space, Sydney

2012       Seven + Another, Sub station 4, Brisbane

2011       New Primitive, contortionist studios, Brisbane

2011       Overground, Melbourne town hall, Melbourne


Awards

2017       Jeremy Hynes Award (Finalist), Australia

2016       Le Cube Prix, France     

2015       Bio Art and Design Award (Finalist), Netherlands    

2015       WRO Biennale Award, Poland


Selected Residencies

2018       Dinacon, Koh Lon - Thailand

2017       Forum of Sensory Motion, Athens - Greece

2016       Robotics Association of Nepal, Kathmandu - Nepal

2015       HAWAPI, Huepetue - Peru

2014       Hackteria Lab, Indonesia Yogyakarta - Indonesia

2014       KOCHI AIR, Fort Kochi - India

2013       IBP, Yogyakarta - Indonesia

2013       The Armory, Sydney - Australia


Commissions/Collaborations

2016       Free Music Machines – Grainger Museum

2015       POV Display – Kit Webster

2013       Golden Orbs – Meagan Streader

2013       MOS – Andreas Siagian & Pia Van Gelder

2013       NIGHT RAGE – Keith Armstrong & Lawrence English

2013       Fish & Chips – Wade Marynowsky

2012       kinetic park bench – Dirtywork

2012       Kinetic Ice-Cream Sculptures – Amy Longworth

2011       Animatronic Mannequin – Anthony Liste