THE INDUSTRIAL GAME
“The Industrial Game” is the second collection of COPULA’s Simulacra Trilogy inspired by Jean BAUDRILLARD’s Simulacra and Simulation. The 2022 AW introduces the concept of the second stage in Baudrillard’s 3 order of Simulacra which he associates with the Industrial Revolution of the 1900s, the distinction between the image and the representation began to break down because of mass production and proliferation of copies.
COPULA drew inspiration from the standardized products produced during the Industrial Revolution. By adding materials such as rubber and stainless steel, COPULA was able to recreate the distant and automatized feeling of the Industrial Age.