Jean Baudrillard defined simulacra as a series of signs that have surpassed the original source and have created their own self-referencing reality. When applied to land, it is a world exclusively built upon representations. This is a new reality in which time and space have been redefined by the digital landscape. We now rely more on the representation of land to inform us rather than examining the source.


The included artists use maps, sculptures, renderings, projections, algorithms, and images to grapple with how digital representation of land now precedes our relationship with physical reality; physical limitations become increasingly less important.

The features of the original world become less valued when we can alter, circumvent or recreate the landscape to fit our needs. Simply being in the world, using all of our natural senses, is now insufficient for our understanding of it.

All Image Copyright Jeremy J. Starn