"La trahison des tapis" at the 67th National Show Of The Professional Association Of Visual Artists Schleswig-Holstein in the Ostholstein Museum in Eutin, Germany, 2020

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At first glance, the viewer sees an ordinary carpet. This hangs on the wall, borrowing from the (post-)Soviet tradition, which is still partly practiced in Eastern Europe.
But in the meditative video installation by Eugenia Bakurin, an animation of the carpet can be seen, its contemporary variant. It was created with After Effects, completely without wool and loom.
Its title is a reference to the work of René Magritte "La trahison des images" (also known as "This is not a pipe"). You should not believe your eyes. The surreal-looking movements are reminiscent of a state of intoxication. Whether this was triggered by drugs or sprung from the vivid imagination of a tired child is left to the speculation of the viewer.
The work reflects the place of traditional craftsmanship in the modern digital world. It is the first in a series of digital rugs that are also available as NFT on RARIBLE.

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"La trahison des tapis" at LAB30 media art festival in the culture centre abraxas in Augsburg, Germany 2021

"La trahison des tapis"  projected onto a gauze at ILLUSTRATIO Festival of Lights in Kiel, Germany 2021

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