Sunday, January 07, 2007

On intimacy, domicile and staircases

"It is evident that the characteristics of the Oneiric house are culturally conditional but, on the other hand, the image seems to reflect universal constants of the human mind. Modern architecture has forcefully attempted to avoid or eliminate this oneiric image. Consequently, it is not surprising that Modern Man's rejection of history has been accompanied by the rejection of psychic memory attached to primal images. The obsession with newness, the non-traditional and the unforeseen has wiped away the image of the house from our soul."

Speculating on the ability to distinguish between what characterises a type of dwelling and what individuates the inhabitants of the dwelling, Sam Renseiw exercised, in one uncut travelling shot. View the climbing footage by cliking here or mouse-jump into the stairs above. ( patafilm # 328, 00'58'', 4.5 MB, Quicktime/Mov - Flash version for PC at