Friday, June 08, 2007

On the limits of verbal expression


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" An author is often merely an x, even when his named is signed, something quite impersonal, which addresses itself abstractly, by the aid of video, to thousands and thousands, while remaining itself unseen and unknown, living a life as hidden, as anonymous, as it is possible for a life to be, in order, presumably, not to reveal the too obvious and striking contradiction between the prodigious means of communication employed and the fact that the author is only a single individual."

Remembering a passage of a letter from Kafka to Brod, Sam Renseiw speculates on the nature of his videographic endavours, musing if they could, in their totality and in spite of their contents, just as well be understood as the misleading imagery of a seducer, written behind clouds. View the unfolding blend of clouds, chimera lamps and royal pavillion rooftop by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 431, 01'47'', 8,3MB, Quicktime/mov - Flash version at blip.tv)

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