Wednesday, May 03, 2006

On sentimental journeys

If we look back at the ways in which Victorian illustrators, publishers, critics, and poets themselves adapted and experimented with analogies between poetic and photographic forms, a very different reception history emerges in which Victorian poetry and poetics played an equally fraught and complex role in what could be described, for want of a better phrase, as the proto-cinematic aesthetics of Victorian visual culture.

A Sam Renseiw sepia-tinted Victorian look at a friendly Hong Kong street intersection, complete with color inlay. Watch it emerge by clicking here or enter the metropolis setting, by mouse-touching on the iconic corner above. (patafilm 158, 00'58'', 4.3 MB, mov/quicktime)