Inspired by Alfred Stieglitz’s Equivalents series—symbolist photographs of cloud abstractions from the 1920s and 30s— _cloud_ is an ongoing effort to restage the everyday nuisance of knotted wires. Using close-up views of a pair of earbuds, I want to look at an object that has come to symbolize so many of our physical entanglements with the immaterial and increasingly abstract nature of contemporary technology.