That ‘we cannot represent what is not present’ is captured in the word पैर-दर्शन which gets sanskritised/cultured as प्रदर्शन, which translates to ‘representation’ but actually means ‘limbic thinking or limbicism’.

The term पैर-दर्शन [Limbicism] expresses a desire to move beyond the idea of representation, by thinking of absence as a possibility for presence, through experiences.

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how can you make a copy of the real?
how can you sell reality?
truth is non-transferable
you are sold
keep on selling 
rooms connected to rooms
endless house