Shift (2012) is a wool carpet that depicts a world map overlaid with yellow seismic rings, suggesting that the whole world is a potential danger zone. The carpet has been sliced up and put back together and the deliberate misalignment of its sections destroys the topographical integrity of its image.


  • Title: Shift
  • Creator: Mona Hatoum
  • Date Created: 2012
  • Physical Dimensions: 150 x 260 cm
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Medium: Wool
  • Art Form: Sculpure
  • Support: Wool
  • Depicted Topic: Political, Map, World, Wool, Rug, Fabric, Installation
  • Artist nationality: Palestinian

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