Friday, February 03, 2006

Harry Smith seemed to get everwhere



"...Harry Smith not only seemed to get everywhere, he also gave the impression that he could do anything. He weaved in and out of various cultural milieux, many of them notorious, and turned his mind to countless different creative and cultural endeavours. In a time when computers had not yet nudged their way into everyday life, Smith was making a decent attempt to turn his brain into a multimedia hub, a receptacle capable of sucking in and spewing out various bits of data, juggling them around in new, enlightening ways..."

Sam Renseiw's interest in synæsthesia as non-rational, containing the capacity to transcend mundane existence stretches back to the Harry who used synæsthetic metaphors in order to construct an objective world that was more in tune with human subjectivity. Watch Harry Smith dance in a very rare footage here, or click on the cross-sensory perceptive abstraction above. (00'45'', 2.7MB, mov/quicktime ) / link update 10.10.15

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2 Comments:

Blogger greenhorn said...

hey collega!
i like your site too. it´s good you write some more about your posts, and you have sound on every one...

actually i just changed from ourmedia.org to blip.tv. most of it is at my blogger: greenhornsview.blogspot.com

i´ll add some comments on your site. it´s a shame we get so little of it

Saturday, February 04, 2006 10:35:00 pm  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

hello greenhorn
thanks for all the comments on patalab.
great with you ipod recipy. must try to post some ipod friendly version too- am working on white videos...
here are some film makers you might like ? dirk de bruyn, harry smith and steven ball ( see underlinks in patalab)
best regards
sam renseiw
right now: transmediale06 in berlin

Tuesday, February 07, 2006 8:33:00 pm  

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