“Mechanical Flesh” is the first collection of COPULA’s Simulacra Trilogy inspired by Jean BAUDRILLARD’s Simulacra and Simulation. The 2022SS Series introduces the concept of the first stage in Baudrillard’s 3 order of Simulacra which he associates with the pre-modern period, “the image is a clever counterfeit of the real, the image is recognized as just an illusion.”

By simulating human anatomical motifs with mechanical machine parts, COPULA is able to offer the idea that reality and meaning have been replaced by Symbols and Signs.