Sunday, November 11, 2007

The detournement of space: Voodle # 02

click for video: Quicktime / Flash and .m4v streaming for Pc at

"An existing space may outlive its original purpose and the raison d'etre which determines its forms, functions, and structures; it may thus in a sense become vacant, and susceptible of being diverted, reappropriated and put to a use quite different from its initial one. Each discovery or solution opens the door onto a new potentiality and a new set of 'problems'. And in this way voodle(s) organically develops and transforms: its techniques and vocabularies expand; its concerns change. None of these things can be called back or proscribed. If ignored they will not go away, undo themselves or cease to exert their transforming pressure on the whole vlogsphere."

Continuing a shorter pursuit in spatial voodle investigations, Sam Renseiw descended into an underground location that outlived its hermit coolness into another reappropriation. View the second voodle on the topic, presenting a crude Inland Empire visuality, by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 527, 02'03'', 13.2MB, Quicktime/mov - Flash and MPEG4 versions for Pc at

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Anonymous Will said...

these latest voodles are making my hair stand on end. as you prove almost daily, the encounter is always more interesting than the preconceived idea. inspiring.

how much do you plan? is the camera with you at all times or do you hunt?

Monday, November 12, 2007 8:49:00 am  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

i aways have my camera with me. it's a small contax U4r.
no planing, just capturing what i happen to see.
i rarely record more than 3 minutes on one take, thus keeping the material manageable.
i then quickly edit the videos, including a serendipitous find of soundtrack to mash-up, and try to find some sort of "meaning" to contectualise the seen with in the text.

the combined results are most of the time very surprising.

Monday, November 12, 2007 9:28:00 am  

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