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CLOUDBUSTING


A cloud is a visible mass of condensed water. Clouds make shadows, dim, incite gloom or worry. The cloud also refers to a storage device, digital data saved in logical pools. Named for Wilhelm Reich’s controversial cloudbuster, a machine which attempted to alter atmospheric energy, Cloudbusting is a column by Emmalea Russo exploring memory, desire, death, light, and energy under digitized late capitalism. Each installment thinks through machine-mediated experiences with an eye towards the uncapturable, the obscure, the not-easily-assimilable cloudy remainders that trouble vision, storage, and logic. For inquiries email Emmalea Russo: emmalearusso@gmail.com.


January 7, 2022

On Spiritual Creatures

Analog and Digital

By EMMALEA RUSSO
It begins and ends at night, David Bowie’s “I’m Deranged” playing over the Lost Highway, smudges of white headlights emblazoning the road in fast flickers. The yellow line of road disappears under whatever vehicle we’re inside of. Again and again. A mechanism pushes forward and meets itself, affixing the start to the finish. Almost...

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October 30, 2021

Dergangement:

Revolting Memories, Deranged Forms, and Lost Highway(s)

By EMMALEA RUSSO
It begins and ends at night, David Bowie’s “I’m Deranged” playing over the Lost Highway, smudges of white headlights emblazoning the road in fast flickers. The yellow line of road disappears under whatever vehicle we’re inside of. Again and again. A mechanism pushes forward and meets itself, affixing the start to the finish. Almost...

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September 25, 2021


The Dazzeling

By EMMALEA RUSSO
Ingmar Bergman’s The Passion of Anna (1969) shows a disintegrating relationship between Anna (Liv Ullman) and Andreas (Max von Sydow) in disjointed associative leaps. The present fills with residues of a past catastrophe which haunts Anna as an ominous future horror hangs over the film like another film. Mind and world deteriorates...

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August 27, 2021

Undigested Fragments:

Erotic Goo and Absent Messages

By EMMALEA RUSSO

I’m in a blue-lit room sitting near a beautiful stranger. We’ve communicated digitally, though his dream presence has a different resonance and texture. I notice new things about Dream Stranger in this dreamscape. For instance: he has a revolutionary message embroidered on his jeans. I’ve seen the message in a documentary, perhaps...

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