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The Automated Colour Field Randomly Changes Every Minute

By: Meghan Young - Published: Oct 21, 2011 • References: rebecca-baumann and core77
The Automated Colour Field art installation shows a rainbow of hues changing in random sequence on a minute basis. Although it seems like an elaborate work of art, it is actually quite simple.

Created by Australia-based artist Rebecca Baumann, the Automated Colour Field art installation is made up of 100 flip-clocks which have been arranged into a basic rectangular shape. The numbers have been covered with paper of different hues, inadvertently creating a pattern like that which used to appear on TV channels that suddenly conked out.

Since each clock is separately battery-operated, the Automated Colour Field art installation isn't connected or networked, which gives it a poetic presence. It was on display earlier this year at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Melbourne.