The title of the installation, "La trahison des tapis", is a reference to the work of René Magritte "La trahison des images" (also known as "This is not a pipe"). The artwork challenges the viewers not to believe their eyes and invites them to delve into a surreal-looking movement that seems to be reminiscent of a state of intoxication. The source of this state is left to the speculation of the viewer, whether it is triggered by drugs or sprung from the vivid imagination of a tired child.
The artwork reflects on the place of traditional craftsmanship in the modern digital world, where technology replaces traditional methods. It also raises questions about the value of digital art, which is made possible through software, as opposed to traditional art, which is made with physical materials. The installation is the first in a series of digital rugs that are available as NFT on RARIBLE, emphasizing the merging of traditional and modern forms of art in the contemporary world.