Monday, September 03, 2007

Golden Days and the vault of perception


click for video: Quicktime / Flash / Blip.tv = direct streaming for PC

".. if to the fashion plate representing each age he were to add the philosophic thought with which that age was most preoccupied or concerned—the thought being inevitably suggested by the fashion plate—he would see what a profound harmony controls all the components of history, and that even in those centuries which seem to us the most monstrous and the maddest, the immortal thirst for beauty has always found its satisfaction. "

Stumbling rather inadvertedly into the celebrations of Golden Days, Sam Renseiw entered the city's dry-burning cathedral, only to realise that this was yet another staged performance ritual. This time, heavily sponsored, and oddly celebrating defeat and destruction... the burning hut at The Circle Camp, seemed that much more real, in hindsight. View an excerpt of C.F Hansen's interior, ablaze, complete with inauguration speech by Bertel Haarder by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 491, 01'48'', 10.5MB, Quicktime/mov - direct streaming for Pc at blip.tv)

Today's Bonus Lumiere video features a more watery scene, complete with tourists. (Lum # 34, the gefion fountain, 01'00'', 6.7MB, Quicktime/mov) As always, more other's Lumieres at the site.

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