Rebecca Baumann

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Mixed Feelings
Mixed Feelings
Mixed Feelings
Mixed Feelings
Mixed Feelings
Mixed Feelings

Mixed Feelings (2012)

Paper, feed tray, Arduino microcontroller, drive circuits/electronics, remote control, IR receiver
Technology build and design: Cake Industries
Photography: Natasha Harth & Chloe Callistemon

"In Mixed Feelings (2012), a reworked printer suspended from the ceiling of the Gallery is programmed to spit out random pairings of coloured paper every minute. Paper is briefly suspended in space, before settling atop a growing multicoloured abstraction on the floor. Here, the visibility of colour is in constant flux and each shade carries a range of associations. Informed by Baumann's investigations into the physics of falling paper, an inexact science described as 'low dimensional chaos', her work is controlled only up to a point - leaving space for chance and for simply letting materials do what they do."
Bree Richards

Commissioned for 'Contemporary Australia: Women'