Real Fake: Find the Real in the Fake
“Nobody wants to be lonely. Everybody wants to belong to a group. The crowd is essential for the false self to exist. The moment it is lonely you start freaking out. Particularly in the West they have not discovered a methodology to uncover the real. To be an individual is the greatest courage. It does not matter that the whole world is against me. What matters is that my experience is valid. Don’t die before realizing your authentic self.” — Osho
Nowadays we live in a masked modern world where everything had evolved or covered with a fake identity just to be perfect. Including GMO food, plastic surgery even social media plays a part in this phenomena. This zine was drove by the question “Does Faking a Fake World Make It Real?”
Quotes in the zine are from the essay “Plastic“ by Roland Barthes
Analogue style process to figure out the pasting and orders for the zine
The supermarket was my choice of location for my photoshoot. We often assume this is where we find the authentic. But look around. How many things are real and how many are fake, regardless of the people and the objects. Pursuing perfection is the new addiction of people from our daily lifestyle to the food we eat. I put plastic duplications of the foods between the real ones, put them side by side and did for the photoshoot. There is not much difference in the reality of the fake. It blends in with the real.