All Art is illusion-- lies, deception, trickery... Consider the much-discussed painting, The Treachery of Images ("Ceci n'est pas une pipe"; "This is not a pipe"), by the French surrealist painter, René Magritte (1898-1967). Using digital tools, for instance the adobe suite (illustrator, photoshop, after effects etc.), you will create a series of 5 images (jpg, gif, mov, etc.), 4 of which are blatant lies, and 1 which attempts to capture “truth.” Lies are easy, the truth may prove to be more slippery. This is not a pipe. What is a pipe? You cannot pack tobacco into this, you cannot light it, you cannot puff smoke out of it. This is NOT a pipe. It is a metaphor, it is a representation, it is a symbol, it is an illusion, a lie, trickery... What is this? How do you know? Are you sure? what about this? is this the same? What is this? How do you know? Is the meaning different? so then, what is this? how do you know? Does it mean the same thing? what about this? which ones are real? which ones are lies? What are these? How do you know? What's the true version?