Born 1983, Perth. Lives and works Perth
Rebecca Baumann is fascinated by the relationship between colour, materials and the complex workings of human emotion. Her interest in colour stems from its capacity to affect us in ways beyond conscious thought; and has linked the changing colours in her artworks to the spectrum of emotions that people experience, questioning whether particular arrangements of colour might be capable of triggering specific feelings. Her works also question the manipulation of our emotions as consumers and why and how we are seduced by certain combinations of colour and movement.
Manoeuvres (2015) is a kinetic sculptural installation that consists of 15 electromagnetic flip-dot signs, the kind often used on sports scoreboards, and are programmed to create what she describes as ‘chromatic narrative’.