Friday, March 02, 2007

On the stubborn life of rooms

click for: Quicktime version / Flash version

"The stubborn life of these rooms had not allowed itself to be trampled out. It was still there; it clung to the nails that had been left in the walls; it found a resting-place on the remaining handbreadth of flooring; it squatted beneath the corner beams where a little bit of space remained. There were the midday meals and the sicknesses and the exhalations and the smoke of years, and the stale breath of mouths, and the oily odour of perspiring feet."

Remembering that the task of architecture is to make visible "how the world touches us", Sam Renseiw paraphrases Merleau-Ponty's view on Cezanne, in a cool and snowy piece of footage. View what might be in the interior of the house by clicking here or enter the scene above. (patafilm # 364, 02'09'' 10.2MB, Quicktime/mov Flash version at


Blogger Steven Ball said...


Friday, March 02, 2007 10:02:00 pm  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

well, in a way. (had a longer period doubting, as to roll the middle part of the video in extremly slow-motion, without any filters- thought that it might become to pathetic then)
might do a tarkovsky retry...

Saturday, March 03, 2007 7:36:00 pm  
Blogger Steven Ball said...

a lot of pathos in tarkovski, especially later films

Sunday, March 04, 2007 3:48:00 am  

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