Simulacra, Video Projection in an Abandoned Brooklyn Church

“Simulacra” is a beautiful video projection that was mapped on the interior of an abandoned neo-gothic church in Brooklyn. Created by Ryan Uzilevsky of Light Harvest Studio, the projection was shown during the Bushwick Open Studios festival back in June.

The content questions the rapid parade of simulations making up our post-modern human experience. Like a map with no territory, these simulations hint at the existence of a hyper-reality, while quite possibly the true essence of reality becomes increasingly hermetic, crumbling and decaying from disuse.
Now that the simulation proceeds the original, is the modern experience of beauty, divinity and love merely alienating us from the true essence of these experiences?