Niall Flaherty

This Is Not A Loop

This is an audio piece derived from Rene Magritte’s famous surreallist painting, ‘The Betrayal of Images’, (Oil on Canvas, 1929). Magritte’s Pipe, that is not a pipe but an image of a pipe, is represented not by an image but by the sound loop digitally generated from that image. The referenced still image is discarded. A crisis of representation persists. ‘This Is Not A Loop’, is derived from an image about representation but is not an image. It denies it’s nature as both image and loop. And begs to be understood.

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This piece was featured in VVORK art blog.

Audio File Duration 1 Mins


Categorised as: Audio, Fine Art


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