Walter Benjamin argued that reproducing a work of art kills its aura. But the aura itself has become a subject matter among contemporary artists. Witness the syncronization (both works date from 2006), from opposite corners of the earth (Paci’s Albanian based in Italy, Anading’s Pilipino):
Poklong Anading, from ‘Anonymity’, 2006. Backlit photographic duratrans. Exhibited at Cross Art Projects.