Friday, November 30, 2007

On the psychogeography of voodles

click for video: Quicktime / Flash and other versions at

“ They travel to communicate, either to somebody. Or you just travel, driving, that means you are communicating with yourself through machines, like psychoanalysis. When you drive without reasons that is exactly like voodle feedback. Voodle feedback is communicating with yourself through machines. The psychic existence is the same whether you drive or if you do simple voodle feedbacks, it’s the same ontological structure.”

Exploring the ontology of psychocartography in voodles, Sam Renseiw paraphrases NJ Paik, while re-assembling a prospective projection, sequenced partly of exotic imagery, attentive voyeurism and remixed spoken word (including a monkey's grove). View the slightly scratched, non-mercator mind-map by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 540, 02'22'', 19MB, Quicktime/mov - other streaming versions for Pc at

Today's Bonus Lumiere video also features a short, fixed, visual charter taken straight out of a bus window. An almost complete architectural typology in under a minute ( Lum # 60 "bus ride - psychogeography" 01'00, 6.1MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Blogger Juan Luis Casañas Ballester said...

Hi, Sam, I'm Back in the Business, and this time I think I wont stop. Hope to see your comments, witch you know I appreciate.

Saturday, December 01, 2007 5:32:00 am  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

hi juan
great to see your new videos then!
(well it is not "business" but making voodles keeps one busy... it is more and more the pleasure of exploring alternative ways of seeing, and also reacting to the fatal blindness of TV schemata)

Saturday, December 01, 2007 10:33:00 am  
Anonymous Will said...

i keep coming back to this one. i think it's the windows, screens, mirrors. but still just out of reach.

Sunday, December 23, 2007 5:47:00 am  
Blogger B said...

video editing never became like driving for me, that kind of meditation space where i could zone out, listening to important music and speeches for hours. now that i live in a bigger city, i dont drive the long empty highways like i did in the midwest. but i dont miss it like i thought i would. now it makes me tired to drive that much. maybe im just getting older and five hours in a car to see a rock band isnt as plausible. so i edit video of car rides instead. im not sure i can even understand the connection yet.

Sunday, January 13, 2008 6:57:00 pm  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

b: i suppose that you are referring to the bonus lumiere in this post ?

your point is interesting... and made me reflect on some of my videos. specially the ones where there is a continuous "flow" of things passing by. this is what fascinates me. and, it seems that there are different categories then: a flow of images indoors, outdoors, and seen from various transportation means: bicycles, cars, busses, trains, airplanes...

i sometimes seem to be toggling between the flaneur "gaze", walking, and then the fixed view from a moving vehicle. it becomes a sort of condensate, an essence of the seen...and a continuum of serendipitous surprises passing by...

btw: living in denmark, a five hour drive would take one across to most corners of the country, and /or to possibly two other countries... i guess the local geography contracts things, making one dream of greater adventures in father off places...

Liselund, where the posted video was made, is indeed such a place: a compressed realm, encompassing a chinese pavillion, a swiss cottage, a norvegian hut, and a romantic cottage filled with exotic views...
i guess that las vegas might also incorporate that kind of oeneric situation, yet in another, cruder way, on a larger scale...

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 9:50:00 am  

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