© Marje Taska
17th Tallinn Print Triennial Cloudbusters: Intensity vs. Intention at the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM) - 2018
The international exhibition Cloudbusters: Intensity vs. Intention, curated by Margit Säde, examines the invisible connections and interactions between the human psyche and technology, drawing on the metaphor of both natural and data processing clouds. Considering the dearth of ambivalence in contemporary society, the exhibition focuses on various personal universes, which provide different alternatives for ‘a transformative digital society’, i.e. life in the ‘cloud’.
What happens when the world will not fit onto our keyboard or into an existing algorithm? In the given system, all kinds of deviations and unthinkable ideas are often either deplored, ridiculed, pathologised, ignored or simply forgotten. The exhibition has borrowed its title from the pseudo-scientific invention of Wilhelm Reich, the Austrian psychoanalyst – the so-called cloudbuster, with which Reich conducted dozens of healing ‘cosmic orgone energy’ experiments in the 1950s; and as such deals with experiences and sensations that are not usually associated with the perception of reality but rather exist on the periphery of reality.
Andrea Büttner, Babi Badalov, Bianka Rolando, Christoph Keller, Dorinel Marc, Javier Téllez, Karl Larsson & Marco Hellberg, Klaus Lutz, Lilli-Krõõt Repnau, Marje Taska, Paulo de Cantos, Pavel Pepperstein, Richard John Jones, Robert Walser, Sam Porritt, Corita Kent, Suzanne Treister, Tamar Guimarães & Kasper Akhøj, Tyler Coburn, Unndór Egill Jónsson.