Sophie Takách makes performative sculptural objects that incorporate ephemeral installation and movement. The physical components are conceived as devices that enable further action to take place, acting as support structures or simple machines; basic mechanical objects that amplify the application of force.
Drawing on a deep interest in science and the underlying physical processes of the universe, she exploits the interactions between force and matter to capture transitional states of change. The work (as a transfer of energy) directs attention to the habituated body and unreflective use of technology and power.
Previous exhibitions include from one body to another with Fayen d’Evie at Casula Powerhouse; The Material Turn curated by Rebecca Coates, Margaret Lawrence Gallery; and Benglis 73/74 curated by Geoff Newton at Sutton Gallery Project Space.
She lives and works in Melbourne, and is currently undertaking postgraduate research at MADA, Monash University.