Artist duo Jesse Stevens & Dean Petersen have worked together since 2006 as “Cake Industries”.

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.

Their eclectic practice utilises mechatronics, robotics, human anatomy reproduction, 3D printing, wood-work, metal-work, and reworked everyday objects to create anthropomorphic and autonomous sculptural works.

As an extension to their practice they opened a gallery space in 2018 in the small regional town of Linton, Victoria, as a platform for experimental artforms, performative installation and live art.

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