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"Advertisements" by J.G Ballard

"I created a series of advertisements which I placed in various publications..Of course I was advertising my own conceptual ideas, but I wanted to do so within the formal circumstances of classic commercial advertising.." - J.G Ballard

"We live in a world ruled by fictions of every kind—mass merchandising, advertising, politics conducted as a branch of advertising, the instant translation of science and technology into popular imagery, the increasing blurring and intermingling of identities within the realm of consumer goods, the preempting of any free or original imaginative response to experience by the television screen. We live inside an enormous novel. For the writer in particular it is less and less necessary for him to invent the fictional content of his novel. The fiction is already there. The writer's task is to invent the reality." - J.G Ballard

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