Joshua Clover

at the Mayakovsky Kino

The world for a nickel, a knick-knack for Makhno, a Malevich movie,
a show of money, the money of the world, the rule of reverie, a
breakaway republic of dreams, cinema is nothing, a filmsy excuse,
sand castles and player pianos, a dime for your reverie, a nickel for
your negation, cinema wants everything, the black army, the blank
screen, the museum of the present, the abyss of apparatus, it was
ending and it was going to end, twenty four black squares a second...

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