Sunday, June 10, 2007

On Umbra and Ella


click for: Quicktime version / Flash version

"The cocktail umbrella is among humankind's most elegant and useful inventions. During the present prudish neo-Victorian era, which we can only hope is coming to a close, the cocktail umbrella has developed a reputation for being silly and frivolous. On the contrary. The cocktail umbrella, so often overlooked, so frequently maligned, epitomizes form-follows-function design."

Summer in Copenhagen: blue skies with de Chirico shadow castings in the quiet afternoon urban cocktail, where Sam Renseiw recorded a lone poetic Asian walk in the city centre. View the short umbrella passage by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 433, 01'22'', 6.3 MB, Quicktime/mov - Flash version at blip.tv)

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