How Is Orphan Black an Illustration of the Simulacrum?
SPOILERS FOR ORPHAN BLACK AHEAD… OK, so “Orphan Black” features clones brilliantly portrayed by Tatiana Maslany, and while watching their search for truth, we began to think: are we ALL clones? Hold up- we’re not talking about sci-fi dystopia, but rather the concept of SIMULACRUM. “Orphan Black” seems to be a perfect illustration of the simulacrum, aka a copy without reference to an original. We see simulacra in pop art, in religion, even Disney World, but does going down this rabbit hole lead us to OURSELVES? Watch the episode and find out!
Simulations - Jean Baudrillard
Simulacra and the Simulation - Jean Baudrillard
Plato and the Simulacrum - Gilles Deleuze; trans Rosalind Krauss
REALER THAN REAL: The Simulacrum According to Deleuze and Guattari - Brian Massumi