Baudrillard: Extroversion Without Depth

Antony Micallef

Antony Micallef, Self

 

 

 

“Everyone seeks their look. Since it is no longer possible to base any claim on one’s own existence, there is nothing for it but to perform an appearing act without concerning oneself with being – or even with being seen. So it is not: I exist, I am here! but rather: I am visible, I am an image -look! look! This is not even narcissism, merely an extroversion without depth, a sort of self-promot­ing ingenuousness whereby everyone becomes the manager of their own appearance.”

 

― Jean Baudrillard, The Transparency of Evil: Essays in Extreme Phenomena

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