Saturday, March 11, 2006

On Calvino, bricks and brig




"...The Danish custom of hanging the replica of a sailing vessel in the church sanctuary is widespread in Denmark. It has two sources of origin. The custom of giving the replica of a ship to the sanctuary is very ancient. It can be traced back to pre-Christian times, when pagan belief taught that the offering of a miniature ship would assure a safe voyage for the real ship and its crew. Such a gift is called a "votive offering", and many a Viking family have built such replicas of the ships on which their husbands and sons set sail. This folk custom coincided with an ancient Christian metaphor of comparing the church itself to a ship. Even to this day, the main worship area in churches is called the "nave".."Sam Renseiw navigated a bit in a patterned world, where chip or pixel is replaced by brick, and met a larger brig than expected in the videographic space of this footage. View it by clicking here or try sitting on the chairs above (patafilm 115, 01'03'', 2.5 MB, )/ relinked 02.10.15

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2 Comments:

Blogger Zoe Tati said...

uplifting !!
maby the bedst patafilm so far.
a rare space of resonance.
superb, zoe

Sunday, March 12, 2006 11:54:00 am  
Blogger rart said...

always a pleasure!
Rart

Thursday, March 16, 2006 8:31:00 am  

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