Wednesday, April 12, 2006

On the slowness of composing

Consider the Dutch philosopher Spinoza, whose work prefigures modern neuroscience in his emphasis on emotions and feelings and his refusal to separate mind and body. Spinoza not only unified mind and body but also proposed a key role for emotions in human survival and culture.

In Looking for Spinoza, Sam Renseiw draws on Spinoza’s innovative research and on his experience with weird video sequenses to examine how feelings and the emotions that underlie them support human survival and enable the spirit’s greatest creations. View the attempt here or click on the owl above. (patafilm 137, 01'08'', 4.7 MB, mov/quicktime)