Real Fake

2022

plastic + text

9 x 7 x 1in

Exploring the nature of plastic and hyper-imaginaries

REAL FAKE_2022

The theory of Real-Fake *

 

Real-fake theory posits that humans of this age, are ultimately dealing in a hyper-imaginary situated within the substrate of tech, social biology and consumer behavior.  Not to be confused with the hyperreal of Baudrilliard. **  The existence of our self-made hyper-imaginary depends upon rapid evolutionary changes fueled by ecstasy-inducing platforms.  The imaginary exists until natural causes disrupt or destroy humans' planned environments.  Environments include the physical, ideological, technical and social. 

 

The global pandemic of this epoch is a significant, natural, all encompassing, worldwide event that pierces and exposes the total, real-fake environment of our current age.   Until we forget.

*     a work in progress, authored by the artist

** "the generation by models of a real without origin or reality"  (Baudrillard, 1983)