Wednesday, November 21, 2007

On doors of perception and other spaces

click for video: Quicktime / Flash and v.m4 at for Pc

To summarize some of the principles of Bergson’s philosophy, as outlined in ' The Creative Mind: An Introduction to Metaphysics ':a) ultimate reality is changing, rather than unchanging; b) ultimate reality is knowable by direct intuition; c) intellect and intuition provide two different kinds of knowledge, which can be integrated to produce a unified knowledge of reality; d) intellectual knowledge is relative knowledge, intuitive knowledge is absolute knowledge; e) intuition is a direct perception and experience of the continuous flow of reality, without the use of any intellectual concepts; f) the flow of time as real duration can be experienced only by intuition; g) the intellect may falsify the perception of reality by substituting stability for mobility, and by substituting discontinuity for continuity; h) many voodling problems are caused by the use of conceptual instead of intuitive thinking, and are resolved by the use of intuition as a philosophical method.

Still toggling between potent visual chunks of Inland Empire and recently visited spaces, Sam Renseiw montaged some pieces of virtual footage into a maze-like space. View the unfolding of a succession of spaces connected by doors in a time-memory warp by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 533, 02'32'', 15.5MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions for Pc at

Today's Bonus Lumiere video features quite absurd attempts to clarify the conceptual in three intuitive bouts of dyslectic black-board notes in a common room. (Lum # 53," dyscalculia dyslexia" , 01'00' 6MB, Quicktime/mov)

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