Wednesday, November 28, 2007

On flights of longing and monkey's grove

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In 'Air and Dreams' Gaston Bachelard provides a soaring account of the cultural oneirism of air. For Bachelard, air signifies reach, sweep, aspiration and eminence. What he calls the dream of air dreams dream itself, in its Romantic aspect as the faculty of yearning, as we say, longing, of the imagination stretching to go beyond itself. The airy imagination that Bachelard makes out is imagined predominantly in voodles - albeit dynamic, or kinaesthetic voodles, of flight and plummet. And these are always forms of peaceful longing, a longing that is in its element and at its ease."

Wondering how bouts of recorded reality actually constitute a vooodle's out-streched kinaesthetics, Sam Renseiw montaged some recent whereabouts sightings into a flight of longing. View the unfoldings by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 538, 03'07'', 19.1MB, Quicktime/mov - other streaming versions for Pc at

Today's Bonus Lumiere video features the silent pathos of a rotating artwork. (lum # 59 "holy booty" 00'58'', 4.6MB, Quicktime/mov)

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