Sophie Takách’s sculptural practice engages with perception and sensation through tactile encounters with material. Working primarily in metals alongside organic matter and using processes of casting and fabrication, her work exploits the physical properties of materials and mechanical forces to reconsider the reciprocity of forming within processes of art production and during subsequent encounters. The resulting sculptures are both activated by the body and respond to the surrounding environmental conditions. Her sculptures are conceived as apparatus that enable further action to take place. Each component acts as support structure or simple machine; basic mechanical objects that amplify the application of force. Her work has been exhibited in Australia and internationally; most recently at Griffith University Art Museum, ACCA, Gertrude Glasshouse, Casula Powerhouse in NSW and the V-A-C Foundation, Moscow. Sophie teaches sculpture at MADA, Monash University Melbourne.