Lejla Porobić “Unreal real”

Obala Meeting Point (Sarajevo)
August 22 – September 20, 1998


With a virtual work in a real world, “Unreal real” creates an illusion that the imaginary is indeed real. This is a projection of a video recorded in one take in which a person (the author) enters with two cans of paint. With a roller soaked in red paint, she covers the white wall. She leaves the scene, then again enters and covers the red paint with white. In that way the wall is returned to its previous condition. The illusion of reality is created because the projection of the author is “life size”.