Today abstraction is no longer that of the map, the double, the mirror, or the concept. Simulation is no longer that of a territory, a referential being, or a substance. It is the generation by models of a real without origin or reality: a hyperreal. 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, and if one must return to the fable, today it is the territory whose shreds slowly rot across the ext of the map. It is the real, and not the map, whose vestiges persist here and there in the derts that are no longer thos of the Empire, but ours. The desert of the real life.” – Jean Baudrillard, Simulacra and Simulation.
The Myth of Maps
March 7, 2010 by Will Martin
- - Work-in-progress screening Saturday: Julio of Jackson Heights with Richard Shpuntoff
- - CALL FOR ENTRIES—IFP’S INDEPENDENT FILM WEEK’S PROJECT FORUM
- - UnionDocs is seeking a Summer Intern!
- - video_dumbo 5/16-25 at Eyebeam
- - FairStreet crowdfunding effort for ‘The Oil Men’
- - Occupied Political Imaginaries — A screening with Oliver Ressler 4/24 at 16Beaver
- - Axcess Art: The Voyage Out- May 11 at 6pm.
- - Navigating the International Film Festival Circuit: A Women Make Movies Webinar
- - 4/17: Supply Demand 2 – Cable Access, Dead or Alive
- - 20th New York African Film Fest Opens Tonight
- - Caitlin Boyle to Host Workshop on Grassroots Film Distribution
- - Four Films in-process to support!
- - Desperately Seeking Stagg Girls – Brooklyn Premiere March 28
- - Invasion: Diaries and Memories of War in Iraq at the Bronx Documentary Center
- - 7th Film-Makers’ Cooperative Benefit Concert & Art Auction