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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Blogger Will Luers said...

was this an installation?
or your own virtual installation,
a projected space.

i am still wandering those halls.

one of my favorites!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 5:59:00 am  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

thanks will!

well, these are spaces from an academic institution in oslo;
i was there for reviews, and used the very, very sparse time between crits to "see" the spaces anew.

having just seen "inland empire" the day before, the seen and the subsequent voodling of the footage is, indeed under lynch's fine influence.

so, in a way: yes. it all became my own installation, a projected space, voodled.

btw: where, how and sometimes why's can be found in the contextual text post for each voodle. for instance, the links in the nov.17th post (bold in the text) might provide illumination, clues and answers.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 9:58:00 am  

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