Collage or Pastiche

Truth, not unlike collage, encourages and is very often improved upon by editing. Editing reinforces the interrelationships between signifiers, each of which is a representative entity. However, too often, the representation is mistaken for a truth-bearing essence. Collage does not denote, but implies the essentiality of sincerity and its qualitative bearing upon human action. And any action that aims to divert or misdirect, is a departure from sincerity. This is how we distinguish between pastiche and collage, lie and truth.

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