Tuesday, May 22, 2007

On invisible suburbia


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"After a series of intellectual misadventures not worth recalling, Sam Renseiw has decided that his chief activity will be looking at things from the outside. A bit nearsighted, absent-minded, introverted, he does not seem to belong temperamentally to that human type generally called an observer. And yet it has always happened that certain things -a stone wall, a seashell, a dancer, a shopping mall -present themselves to him as if asking him for minute and prolonged attention: he starts observing them almost unawares, and his gaze begins to run over all the details and is then unable to detach itself."

Thus paraphrasing Calvino, Sam decided that from now on he will redouble his attention: first, by not allowing these summons to escape him as they arrive from things; second, by attributing to the observer's operation the importance it deserves. "The universe will then become the mirror in which we can contemplate only what we have learned to know in ourselves". View the visual investigation of a deja-vu location by clicking here or on the links above. Remember too, the embeded links in the text. (patafilm # 424, 01'11'', 5.4 MB, Quicktime/mov - Flash version at Blip.tv)

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2 Comments:

Blogger production du nactus said...

just : crazy

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 9:02:00 pm  
Blogger B said...

This would be pretty great for blandlands. WalMart is ghostly.

Sunday, July 01, 2007 8:04:00 am  

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