the fine art of 'pataphysics in daily life. condensed poetic voodles.
A video blog by sam renseiw
Friday, April 28, 2006
On the sacred and the mundane
The conveyor belt is regulated by a custom-built computer which moves the coins along, dropping one coin into the box every minute. The device runs for an hour, depositing a total of sixty coins. A form of utilitarian clock, the piece elongates time, provides a minute of reflection between each action. The 2p coins which drop into the box are the same size as the absences in the templates. Although the coins drop randomly onto the sheets, there is an implication that they could fill the absences, replacing one form of currency with another.
A view from the conveyor belt at Chek Lap Kok: Pure poetry captured by Sam Renseiw, on the way to Heathrow, slightly disturbed by some bypassers. Extemporate by clicking here, or enter the slick seating arrangement above. ( patafilm 150, 01'02'', 4.7 MB, mov/quicktime - best viewed on Firefox. and: if on PC, get quicktime)
'Pataphysics, an absurdist concept coined by the French writer Alfred Jarry, is a philosophy dedicated to studying what lies beyond the realm of metaphysics. Defined as: "The science of imaginary solutions, which symbolically attributes the properties of objects, described by their virtuality, to their lineaments", Spacetwo:Patalab will exist in this spirit and function as a small, unassuming, experimental visual laboratory. Laced with quotes and useful links, Palatab02 is a forum for subdued, yet powerful and complex, indirectly moving imagery. Enjoy! All posting are videos. Click on the image or the appropriate link in the text to enter. For a view of all videos, see the archive link. Quicktime free download is needed to view this site!