As a web developer and creative agency owner Wayne McFetridge (AKA MANxMACHINE ) has written a lot of code over the years. Whilst it is a rewarding job there is never much that is tangible about the end result and this has always bothered him slightly and pushed him to use these coding skills to produce creative work. Choosing to write code and manage the idiosyncrasies of machines rather than draw, paint or sculpt, MANxMACHINE creates, understands and can control the nuances of his code as much as others control a brush or a pen yet still leave room for serendipitous occurrences from time to time.
Drawing machines, laptops, web servers, algorithms, laser cutters, projectors etc _ I use machines to make my final pieces.
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Alexandra Headland, QLD
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Many artists use machines of some shape or form to facilitate their vision but Wayne approaches machines with a more collaborative mindset thus the moniker MANxMACHINE. These are not just tools of the trade but entities that have their own inputs and nuances.Drawing machines, laptops, web servers, algorithms, laser cutters, projectors etc all affect the work in ways that are difficult to predict and he actively makes space for this in my approach.