Artist in Residence /
10th July – 14th July, 2015
Cake Industries (Jesse Stevens and Dean Petersen) will produce 3D portraits of members of the Newcastle community in their project ‘Simulacrum’ to be exhibited in Experimenta Recharge: 6th International Biennial of Media Art.
Using current day experimental processes, media artists Cake Industries will work with members of the Newcastle community to participate in a 3D scanning and printing portraiture project to produce the artwork Simulacrum. The artists will capture 3 dimensional image data scans of participants, which will be formed into a digital 3D object, then adjusted, added to, and finally fabricated using a process called additive manufacturing (another term for 3D printing). The 3D printed portraits will be placed in specially built frames that light and animate them, presenting a new take on the idea of a portrait. Simulacrum will be featured in Recharge: 6th International Biennale of Media Art at The Lock-Up.
CAKE INDUSTRIES BIO
Dean Petersen and Jesse Stevens have worked under the collaborative pseudonym of Cake Industries since 2006. Their practice uses electromechanics, electronics, and robotics to create anthropomorphic and autonomous objects that embrace retro-futurism. Heavily influenced by 1950s science fiction dystopia, Cake Industries’ installations, performances and sculptural objects anachronistically portray society in order to investigate narratives, culture and future.
Cake Industries have presented their work in festivals, theatres and galleries across Australia and internationally, including [everything] at The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne (2014); O.N.P.I. at The Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne (2013); Anachron collaboration with Papermoon Puppet Theatre (Indonesia), Federation Square, Melbourne (2014); and Robot Road Trip including Robot Story Time at Awesome Arts Festival, Perth (2013/2014). Residencies and collaborations include Street | Life creative development and showing Yogyakarta/Melbourne (2014/2015), Pesta Boneka Festival in Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2014); Shadows on the Wall creative development and showing in Yogyakarta (2013); and Remote Rover creative development in Shinjuku, Japan (2012).