2 Antipodeans Marking out their Territory
1990 to 2002

 

 
   
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"Bo-Peep and Friends visiting Melbourne"
maquette for work to be installed in Flinders St station, 1990

Australian Sculpture Triennial, Melbourne, Sculpture in City Spaces, 1990
Full work not commissioned; maquette exhibited with other maquettes & works in the Meat Market space, Melbourne.
 

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Construction of the work & first showing at the Art Gallery of NSW exhibition; "Machina: Persona",1991

Early state of development. Had yet to learn the lesson: test a mechanical work in the studio, in private, for 6 months (minimum) to iron out the bugs.
Comment overheard by Edmund Capon (director AGNSW) to tech assistants; "Wicks is off the rails again."

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Next 5 images photos taken by Ian Hobbs on empty building block behind studio, Wagga Wagga, 1991.

 

       

 

       

 

       

 

The following 4 images from the work shown in the Lempriere Sculpture Exhibition, 2002.
Work highly commended.
   

A reworked version exhibited at Werribee Park for the Lempriere Sculpture Prize & Exhibition, 2002
270 x 250 x1200cm
  Solidly re-worked; using 24v Programmable Logical Controller (PLC), track with locking system. No chance of the objects coming off the rails; the only problem being the loss of power along the track needed by the motors driving the pods.
   
   
Materials: steel, aluminium, Programmable Logical Controller (PLC), promimity sensors, truck windscreen-wiper motors, bicycle chains, "C" track with captured trolley wheels.
   


 

         
 
    Re-worked yet again with Pulse Width Modulator to control the speed of the "slow" option. Replacement of the original windscreen wiper motors with special 24v motors to eliminate the heavy drain of current when the Antipodeans stop & start. Power to the objects becomes much more reliable.
     

The Junee Railway Yard. A functioning turntable; proposed site to install the "2 Antipodeans .." for Unsound 2006. Issues prevented its installation but the idea is still on the table as it were.
An event for the future.
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