Tuesday, June 26, 2007

On reading ripples


click for video: Quicktime version / Flash version

"At the same time, the indentations in the brow of the wave must be considered, where it splits into two wings, one stretching toward the shore from right to left and the other from left to right, and the departure point of the destination of their divergence or convergence is this negative tip, which follows the advance of the wings but is always held back, subject to their alternate overlapping until another wave, a stronger wave, overtakes it, with the same problem of divergence-convergence, and then a wave stronger still, which resolves the knot by shattering it."

Condensing footage wavelengths into a short palindromic view, Sam Renseiw further investigates the nature of the gaze, inspired by a superb French exposure. View the cut-loop by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 444, 02'37, 11.9MB, Quicktime/mov - Streaming Flash version at blip.tv)
For more mute enlightenment, enjoy an illustrative moment of delightful fixed action by clicking here for the lumiere voodling premiere on patalab. ( Lum # 01, 00'55'', 4.1 MB, Quicktime/mov)

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8 Comments:

Blogger Steven Ball said...

Tide comes in tide goes out, mimicking nature's palindrome. Do you know Shoreline by Chris Welsby?
http://www.sfu.ca/~welsby/Shrl1not.htm

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 10:19:00 am  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

did not, do now. thanks for the link. :-)
(interesting to note the visual tric. actually, it does happens while just watching the waves IRL )

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 11:13:00 am  
Blogger ps said...

This is waht widescreen was invented for.......

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 6:13:00 pm  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

yes, indeed.
if i recall correctly, you are quite into screen ratio(s) ? this one is way off any usual ratio; i kind of always liked j.h latirgues original wide formats... but then this one is even shorter that lartigues'.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 10:18:00 pm  
Blogger Steven Ball said...

I'd say this is close to TODD-AO :)
http://www.dvdaust.com/aspect.htm

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 10:21:00 pm  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

ok. nice link. thanks!
of cource you are right about TODD-AO: the ratio is precicely 2.2:1 (640 X 300) - must yet check lartigue's picture frame ratio.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 10:48:00 pm  
Anonymous Mercedes Ibenholt said...

Guys, I miss the 1.33:1 screen ratio, handsome proportions ! Since digital television has gone panavision, voodling can take on this old analoque frame, and its aura of authenticity. Voodling seems to carry the desire for the primal object. For me there's a perverse justification to use the throwaway detritus, the waste of postindustrial Hollywood.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 9:34:00 am  
Blogger ps said...

Watching this late last night inspired me to quickly whip out my digital brush and splash on some watercolour in a widescreen fashion. See the quick dip at:
http://www.psouper.co.uk/mov/waterbornsmall.mov

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 10:19:00 am  

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