- We define the aura of the latter as the unique phenomenon of a distance, however close it may be. If, while resting on a summer afternoon, you follow with your eyes a mountain range on the horizon or a branch which casts its shadow over you, you experience the aura of those mountains, of that branch.
Walter Benjamin / The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
This project was inspired by Walter Benjamin’s article,which mention about the lost of art works “aura”. But I think the difference between old times and now is how we see the art works. What has changed is the way we see things.The issue we are facing today is we can’t easily trust anything. Although there is full of mechanical reproduction, once you believe, you still can get the “aura”
Therefore,what I trying to do is to make people rethink the real and fake, and take more attention in to the work it self than the other value.