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Dorothée Elisa Baumann * 1972 in Niederbipp, lives in Biel/Bienne

Dorothée Elisa Baumann is a conceptual artist, who is working and living between Biel and Geneva, Switzerland.

Her latest publication Pleasure Arousal Dominance (CPG Publishing, 2017) examined the practice and tools of a center for fundamental research in the field of cognitive neuroscience. Putting into perspective the use of scientific and folk practices vis-à-vis images, she offers a critical view of Western visual culture.

In her current work Take a Better Pi [...]

Dorothée Elisa Baumann is a conceptual artist, who is working and living between Biel and Geneva, Switzerland.

Her latest publication Pleasure Arousal Dominance (CPG Publishing, 2017) examined the practice and tools of a center for fundamental research in the field of cognitive neuroscience. Putting into perspective the use of scientific and folk practices vis-à-vis images, she offers a critical view of Western visual culture.

In her current work Take a Better Picture, she deconstructs the western system of photography through archival, collage and video practice as well conflict-objects and installations. In her work, she is deconstructing main references in the culture of european photography and its transmission. She challenges these early assumptions and goes back to the ontological question concerning the act of photography itself. As a former photographer and photo editor, she is claiming that her tool, the camera - the way it is conceptualized since 1888 (Kodak), turns the operator into a "production machine" and the act into a "progressive practice".

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