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Sincehe has pursued his professional career as a film critic and writer on online media LaButaca. A journal of movie studios and since he directs that publication. In he published his first book, a study of director Paul Verhoeven. He has taught several university courses and seminars on aspects related to cinema and journalism.
This paper reviews the ideas around the concepts of culture, simulacrum and hyperreality developed by philosopher Jean Baudrillard throughout his career and, in particular, in his book The Perfect Crime. The lines that follow examine the validity of his thoughts at the moment, especially in regard to the relationship between different cultural events with the capital concept of simulacrum proposed by the French.
A link in which the image, being both a product and mediation, plays a key role in shaping the systemic order. Why a single real world, why such an exception?
InJean Baudrillard published The Perfect Crime, ultimately one of the fundamental works of his bibliography. Fundamental because it could be regarded as a synthesis and the nth power of the idea of greater depth and persistence of the philosopher. Hyperreality and simulacrum were two concepts that were already intuited even in his second book, The Consumer Societystill unnamed but already present on an even aware statistical and formally still moderate analysis, but with vanishing points to a rabid view of reality that would be consolidated in subsequent publications.
In it, his speech renews its commitment to postmodern dismantling of reality, but it also redefines the farce in terms of a metaphor that could be definitive for understanding: And while checking whether that this mirage melts before our eyes is unattainable, our eyes have come to accept without suspicion.
There never was this reality, but the simulacrum has made its existence transparent, crystalline to us, so that we do not doubt. Because its existence, in fact, depends on our belief, without which it would be essentially impossible.
In a film of the Marx Brothers, Harpo stays stuck to a wall.
Harpo takes a step to the side and aarte wall collapses. Are we all not stuck to the wall, and is that wall not the wall of Reality? It would suffice that only one left for the wall to collapse, burying the millions of people occupying the abandoned barracks Baudrillard, Reviewing the scene, it jewn be necessary to make a couple of clarifications, as Harpo does not speak —he never did it, at least in the cinema- and his interlocutor, a cop prowling the streets of Casablanca, is the one who forces him away from the wall.
However, these nuances have little importance to what Baudrillard tries to tell us.
The sequence serves as a perfect illustration of this central thesis in The Perfect Crime, and incidentally it reminds the primordial role of the image 2 at the cokplot of transmitting it, for the same thesis is not understood without the endless profusion of images that has served to create the illusion of reality. The relationship between image and theory baudirllard intrinsic and, therefore, the perfect crime alluded to mean the philosopher is such because of the perfection of the image that conceals it.
However, we must point out that researchers such as Malena Segura Contrera currently work in an archeology of the image that tries to undo this automatic conceptual link with the technical medium which, as sons of modernity, we can barely avoid. Once this point is reached, the reader will not be surprised by the warning that the intentions of this text are not to refute the ideas presented in The Perfect Crime.
In that sense, baudril,ard predictions of the philosopher practically left a road on which we still travel today written almost to the end. Suffice it to resort, in order to check it, to the last stage of his bibliography, to titles like The Impossible Exchangein which his usual theoretical line on topics such as digital jexn is applied. However, what this essay does propose is to confirm specific incidents of simulacrum in the medial and artistic processes that define the life of anyone integrated into the consumer society, in the giddy logic of capitalism and the not less vertiginous transformations it promotes in its complkt.
It is not that Baudrillard in his work dispenses with concrete examples to illustrate his words. We have already mentioned his allusion to a film of the Marx Brothers and it is not an isolated case, as throughout his various essays he invokes other titles like Indecent Proposal, Adrian Lyne,Dead Ringers, David Cronenberg, and Cronenberg, and the novel by JG Ballard adapting the latter -to which he dedicates an entire chapter in his Culture arye Simulacrum- or media events such as the death of Diane of Wales, intending to crown his views about the inability to force the value -and the commercial exchange- of what we cannot own -ourselves- the fascination for the double, synchrony between death, sex and simulation, or the desire of the media event as an eventual exorcism of fear of excess meaning.
In the following lines, however, the study will focus on the image and the effects of edl multiplications and transformations as pillar elements in the articulation of the era of hyperreality.
But also, jezn perhaps more importantly, I will discuss the consequences that changes in their technical reproducibility conditions have brought about in an inescapably and mutant capitalist context.
Transformations undoubtedly taking as a reference complott the loss of aura in cokplot artwork preached by Walter Benjamin in The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, but also their reflection on the agents involved in that ever faster changing scenario of consumption of images: Xrte this context, enclose the current nature of the image and its impact is perhaps the only way to know whether we are closer or further away from that total transparency about which Baudrillard spoke.
Baurillard glimpse the future, always uncertain, out of the deep indeterminacy of our present. Compkot have discussed above the style baudrrillard The Perfect Crime, its almost abrupt and seemingly instinctive writing despite the profound reflections that it promotes. In this regard, it would not be far away from another fundamental text in the thinking of the twentieth century: The Society of The Spectacle by situationist Guy Debord, with which it is also related by an interesting relationship of continuity in diagnosis of the world.
Debord wrote his book based on more or less convincing aphorisms, perhaps aware of the amplifying impact it would have on his speech. But what is truly fascinating is to see today how his ideas already marked the beginning of a path that would be followed years later by Baudrillard.
The Society of The Spectacle by the former is the stage that precedes the simulacrum era of the latter. Baudrillard himself confirms that bond when, in The Perfect Crime. However, it they are added the fact that mediation of the image is revealed indispensable to deconstruct the systemic commplot that generates it in each case.
In fact, it is crystallized into concrete ways of representation: It is not a coincidence that one of the most repeated images on the covers of various editions of the book of Debord is precisely the photography of J.
Eyerman for Life magazine, one in which we see a group of spectators attending the first screening of a 3D film, Bwana Devil Arch Oboler, There is an ironic component in it, for the photograph of a group of people with 3D glasses in the cinema might not be so much an image as a reference to the spectacle as one already hinted at by the simulacrum.
The film image, therefore, would be to the consumer the illusion of reality on a screen, which could project their dreams and desires, but nothing more. At the time the viewer puts on the naudrillard glasses, they are accessing —thinking they access- a greater degree of reality. There is a baudrollard of breaking the communicative limits of cinematic spectacle and insight into this, which results fel a relief image that is the illusion of immersion and participation.
But in reality, not even the 3D cinema of the s could consummate this full participation of the spectator in the spectacle, neither could the film in general be the spectacular medium par excellence, because this should be associated with isolation to form the lonely crowds Debord, With television, the spectacular system was a step forward towards the isolation of the individual.
With the cinema, there was still a loophole for reaction, a loophole that should baudrjllard removed. This is what simulacrum has made by multiplying the screens and the hyper-profusion of the image: The communicative baudrillarr of the film medium is thus entirely transformed, as it no longer depends on a specific context nor is it subject to the rules of the unidirectional message —the impossibility of the receiver to pause and dep the movie as they want.
With the film contained in a portable stand, the spectator becomes a user with full capacity of decision and control over what they see. Now they are the owners of the story and can consume it how and when they please. As for the communal act inherent to cinema in its traditional form of reception, this cannot be completely eradicated, at least not yet.
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However, it can be relocated, reconverted according to the interests of the era of the simulacrum. Earlier, the palace cinemas gathered more than a bauddillard people in front of a single and huge screen.
Releases enjoyed the quality of a great event, an unrepeatable event that could even swirl the star system for the occasion. Arge evolution of television would force, over the years, to a readaptation to more modest movie theaters. Yet, well into the s, a spectator could choose, in a city like Valencia, from a dozen of movie zrte located in town: Obviously, this changed with the arrival of the multiplex and their integration baudrilladd shopping centers.
Suddenly, cinemas were driven out of towns and villages, relocated into complexes of varied heights and dimensions in which they shared the space with all kinds of shops and leisure activities. This way, the cinema stopped being an experience that made its spectators roam, the ancient movie bauvrillard of the urban area closed and new multiplexes, owned by multinationals and Hollywood majors, became another supplement to families and couples shipped into intense days of giddy consumerism in the suburbs.
In this context, what value can remain in the picture? Not only has it devalued the experience of going to the movies: It is no longer the center of a ceremony that was much religious, and of course it has long since lost the aura of Benjamin.
Its hierarchy having being destroyed, the image is no longer unique to be multiple, it is no longer sacred to be rhizomatic, it is no longer supposedly the reflection of reality but only a reflection of reality that validates itself.
Any ceremony around it conferring on it a certain mythical aura has been removed, so it now only lives on appearances, an ordinary mask can barely conceal the emptiness behind.
Let us recall the successive phases of the image to Baudrillard: In the first case it is a good appearance and its representation belongs to the order of the sacrament. In the second, it is a bad appearance and is equal to the order of hex.
In the third, it plays to be an appearance and it would fall into the order of the spell. Finally, in the fourth, it no longer belongs to the order of appearance, but to the simulation 4. Indeed, in passing from spectacle to simulacrum, the image has lost its solid appearance of reality and it has become detached from that direct relationship. In fact, it has lost its reference to constitute itself as its own reference in a simulated autonomy that is a symptom of virtuality in which the world is engulfed.
After the attack on the Twin Towers on Sept. It was not long before it was discovered that it was archival footage that had nothing to do with the attack on the World Trade Center. The overlapping sense speaks of the mistiness of images already broken off from their referent: There is no longer the imperative of the original meaning, since the context is highly malleable at the expense of personal interest.
It is curious that Debord fought against the tyranny of fixed sense of the univocal sign, a battle that today would be useless. To him, a critique of the spectacular system was only pronounced globally and against all aspects of alienated social life Debord, It is conceivable that within those aspects, the image was provided to branch the ideology of the spectacle, so the only way to combat this servitude was precisely by breaking the language with its referents of reality.
At present, the undertaking of Debord would be of little use, since the image has lost its referent and survives only in its own simulacrum: In this respect, the most convincing statement was signed by Baudrillard in The Perfect Crime:.
It can no longer dream of it, since it is its virtual reality. It is like if things had swallowed their mirror and had become transparent to themselves, entirely present for themselves, in broad daylight, in real time, in a ruthless transcription. Instead of being absent from themselves in the illusion, they are forced to join thousands of screens from whose horizon not only the real, but also the image have disappeared.
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In Six Memos for the Next Millennium, Italo Calvino claimed to have the impression of witnessing an epidemic that was sweeping humans in what most characterized them: Something very similar happens with the image, filed from meaning and converted into annulled sigh in the generic.
However, yes there is still the possibility of rupture, deception and sham violation of that virtuality. It exists, at least to aarte extent, intrinsically in some images. The result was clear ideological implications: The oil painting thus becomes uncomfortable racial equalization, eternal comment of the original image and the values inherent in the character.
As much as this is the subject of thousands of reproductions and copies, in theory all should be forced to talk again to their original reference. Leaving aside the ideological aspect, recontextualization by the technique is also paramount in another work of Hamilton, Trafalgar Square. In this case, the intention jsan on artistic innovation: