'Three memory structures for ‘remembering exhibitions’ – the replica, the riff, and the reprise. They range from materialised memory to memory morph and to immaterial memory referent; from haptic re-enactment to the manipulated and manipulable manifestation; from exhibitions within exhibitions to exhibitions about exhibitions to exhibitions re-presented online.' Reesa Grenberg, 'Remembering Exhibitions’: From Point to Line to Web'
Is replication a form of nostalgia?... Replicating a situation, a set of emotions - to relive an event, set up the conditions and circumstances once more so as to succeed in what in the past may have failed. The extreme 'replicator' is the protagonist of Tom McCarthy's novel 'Remainder' - forever engaged in the replication of the ultimate experience.
A copy of the original, often a desire for the authentic, traditional and artisanal.
People describe firearms as replicas when they lack the capacity to kill people.