Friday, April 23, 2010

Reality and its image

These three shots play with the concept of the hyperreal - reality preceded by its model. In the last image, I like the way there is a copy of everything in the frame. As well as the two women fishing, you can also see two cranes on the skyline in the background; two each of both types of silver bollard on the wharf; and two wooden benches. All shots taken around the shores of Canberra’s lakes.

“Reality itself has been confused with its own image. Reality no longer has the time to take on the appearance of reality. It no longer even surpasses fiction: it captures every dream even before it takes on the appearance of a dream.”
- Jean Baudrillard

1 comment:

  1. I really like these, Stephen. They are such useful summaries of J.B's simulation theory and his gnostic interest in the dual form.

    - Jonathan