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RAN SLAVIN

Smoke and Mirrors

 
3 channel or 1 channel panoramic video/sound installation
3:54 min/ High Definition loop, 16:9, color, sound

A gas station is bursting with steam at night, a car roof is set on fire. Mirrored smoke patters appear under a bridge and in a vintage game arcade. A man with a hat blinks on and off nervously.
The term and slang Smoke and Mirrors is a metaphor for a fraudulent, deceptive or insubstantial explanation. The source of the name is based on magician’s illusions, where magicians make objects appear or disappear amid a confusing burst of smoke

 

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