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Michael Candy is a kinetic artist who uses physical technologies to impart systems theory on ecology and sociology.

Cryptid is a kinematic light robot that slowly carries itself through space by walking on large fluorescent lamps. The work is born from a lineage of light based kinetic sculptures which are part of Candy’s broader practice. Using a vision system to trace a path through the space, Cryptid moves its 18 articulated actuators in an adaptive walking gait as it creeps toward its next position.