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The Catch of the Hyperreal: Yossarian and the Ideological Vicissitudes of Hyperreality
Hyperreality is a key term in Jean Baudrillard’s cultural theory, designating a phase in the development of image where it “masks the absence of a profound reality.” The ambiance of Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 (1961) closely ...
“The Most Photographed Barn in America”: Simulacra of the Sublime in American Art and Photography
The photographers who collect at the Moulton Barn are themselves consciously working within this tradition, and turning themselves into do-it-yourself “artist-seers.” They are the creators, not the slaves of the simulacrum.