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This is Edwin P. Brown

(14″ x 11″ Archival Digital Prints)


In “The Precession of Simulacra,” French social theorist Jean Baudrillard further grapples with the notion of representation as an empty signifier. He again addresses his reoccurring idea that representations are really a way to conceal the anxiety of the pure absence of reality, that the representation in fact has nothing behind it; it is a simulacrum. THIS IS EDWIN P. BROWN address Baudrillard’s concept of simulacrum or the “mutation of the real into the hyperreal.” Through media, in this case a book published by the town of Murfreesboro, North Carolina, the individual Edwin P. Brown is created/simulated by empty signifiers that have been almost painfully repurposed to point to an icon, as “created” reality somehow better than that which never really existed in reality.