Carpet by Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed.
Paradox of Praxis 1 (Sometimes Making Something Leads to Nothing). Francis Alys. 1997.
[Found in here. Video here.]
[The three animations above are by Xaviera López, and I’m impressed. Found here.]
[I stole the top one from here and messed with it. 2nd & 3rd found here & here. Tip o’ the Tarboosh to OddMan. ]