Gregory Barsamian - Die Falle

Gregory Barsamian
Die Falle, 1998
Materials : Fabric, acrylic paint, urethane foam, steel, motor and strobe light.
Dimensions: 265cm height x 203cm diameter
Edition: Unique

Taking on the visual illusion known as “persistence of vision”, Die Falle is a large-scale zoetrope of a man’s reality in dream-time. On viewing, rationality is left behind and we descend into a world of uncertainty, perceiving the fine line between reality and illusion.

The term Die Falle is a German expression meaning “the trap” slang for “bed”. Barsamian spent six months in the studio to complete the detailed work on Die Falle. It contains over 130 individual pieces and sixteen separate heads, each a self-portrait of the artist.

Barsamian’s work has been commissioned for the world’s largest private collection at David Walsh’s Museum of Old & New Art, Tasmania. He has works in collections worldwide including, ICC (Inter Communication Centre) in Japan and Kinetica Museum.

KInetica loaned Die Falle to the Science Gallery in Dublin for their first Illusion show, which was a huge success and has continued to tour the world with many artist works selected from the 2013 Kinetica Art Fair themed on Illusion.