Anthropomorphic Machine

Science Gallery Melb


Anthropomorphic Machine was a giant kinetic sculpture that utilised the principles of human body structure to create a responsive machine that reacts in real time to visitors’ gestures in the gallery. The canopy acted both as a physical artwork but also a sonic work.

As part of an extension of the work, being commissioned for a second season, I was asked to explore the possibilities of both online augmentations of the work but also in-gallery expansions.

In direct collaboration with Stelarc, we explored many avenues that could extend the work conceptually but also physically beyond the gallery walls.

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This work was originally part of SWARM at Science Gallery Melbourne

13 Aug – 3 Dec 2022

This experiment was for the extension of the work for Break the Binaries at Science Gallery Melbourne

18 Feb 2023 – 17 Jun 2023

Supported by Science Gallery Melbourne

Artist: Stelarc

Design and tech consultation: Mel Huang


Mel Huang is a Melbourne-based designer and developer for the arts, culture and education sectors 👩‍💻 I code machines to art 💾 I commit the things I make 🤵 I sometimes LinkedIn