Keith Berry - Simulacra (2CD) infx56
Mini-LP gatefold sleeve. Each CD is housed in an envelope style cardstock sleeve with full artwork. Photography by Griffin Lamb. Image modification by Keith Berry & Timothy O'Donnell. Layout by Timothy O'Donnell.
"The title of Keith Berry's double-CD set for Infraction comes with no small amount of baggage, considering how solidly tied the word “simulacra” now is to the writings of Jean Baudrillard, most obviously his 1981 work Simulacra and Simulation. Berry's release isn't an homage, however, though a connection could definitely be made to one of Baudrillard's central themes, the idea that in postmodern culture artificial renderings of the real world have so thoroughly supplanted that which they're representing that reality now imitates the model. In that 1981 text, he writes, “The territory no longer precedes the map, nor does it survive it. It is nevertheless the map that precedes the territory—precession of simulacra—that engenders the territory.” --textura.org
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