[rumori] simulacra nation

Thom [rumori] simulacra nation
Mon, 12 Oct 1998 18:41:20 -0400 (EDT) (00908232080, Pine.LNX.3.96.981012170045.3414A-100000atcornea.retina.net)

>Neither of them "invented" their conditions, and
> neither of them "inculcated themselves" into the rules of their
> situations. Both has strong emotional response to their experiences and
> their own bodies working it's magic on them. On and on...
> I guess I just thought the second articulation to Baudrillard's concept
> (simulacra=copy of something without original) was that the copy IS REAL
> to those who are experiencing it.
that was a point i had made elsewhere recently. But it isn't real
to those who have experienced the original. I suppose the problem for
people like us is living with the original in a world of copies. Maybe
that is one of our jobs as artists (if I may be so bold as to call myself
an artist when I couldn't actually show you any art), to shock the
sensibilities of the complacent. Or at least in so far as we use our art
as a means for social criticism and transformation of the consciousness of
a nation.