Robert Cheatham - Theory, anti-data, communitarian, ghostly, hysterical, missed aim, infra thin (where the brain rubber hits the road)


Robert Cheatham, Perforations: After the Remainder: Calls, Comings, DesiderataLulu.com, 2014.                           
read it at Google Books
download at independent.academia.edu/RobertCheatham




A selected perforations compilation of material from 1992 until 2014: calls, articles, and more. Theory, anti-data, communitarian, ghostly, hysterical, missed aim, infra thin (where the brain rubber hits the road)

Robert Cheatham, Apparent Horizon, lulu.com, 2015.
read it at Google Books


It may be the case that the biggest Event, the most horrible catastrophe will not be of the order of climate, or asteroids, or food production , or extreme financialization or any of the other Dooms which seem to await us, riding along side of us as we rapidly futurize (or indemnify) the human. It might just as possibly be an invention, that unprecedented Event which causes a global collapse into another phase state away from the human, away from the organic; a product of the foreign body which forms part of the human, will be responsible for everything that we fear from catastrophic interventions and intrusions, something which simultaneously wipes out and restates, something which, much more frightening than Ebola, will be something which we desire and want to come about, something we have created: an invention which is hollow inside.

Robert Cheatham, Manifestation & Materialization: Ufo Drag Queen :: Delirium, lulu.com, 2012.                               
read it at Google Books


"I can remember many clear and starry summer nights when I was a young boy, hanging out with my friends on the hood of the family car, all dreamy and wonder-filled after coming back from a showing of It Came From Outer Space, or Not of The Earth, or Angry Red Planet, or Forbidden Planet or any of a dozen other space themed adventures. These first cinematic voyages of the space age seemed like incredible irruptions in the eyes of an eleven year old boy, an enchantment coming from outside the frame of ordinary everyday life, and certainly finding fertile ground in those just beginning on life's journey. But as much as anything else what we were witnessing was the first large scale demographic distribution of a redressing of the dismantling of enchantment by the Enlightenment, an approaching wave of the uncanny that was soon to turn into a tsunami."
Robert Cheatham, The Doll Universe, lulu.com, 2010.
read it at Google Books


'The doll is a fetish of presences which have left the room, a keepsake of revenants, ghost long gone but retaining efficacy, some hexing power, some ability to monstrate, come alive and eat its young witch's famiiar hovering at the distance turning from flying monkey into military drone.'

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

across & beyond - a transmediale Reader on Post-digital Practices, Concepts, and Institutions

Daïchi Saito proposes a personal reflection on language and the image, a meditation that does not strive to theorize practice, but to recount it.

Thor Garcia - By turns defiant, paranoid, brooding, absurd and knock-down funny. Like Hunter S. Thompson meets Russ Meyer’s Under the Valley of the Supervixens meets Daft Punk – wearing a press pass and a smiley badge to a San Francisco gangbang