Sunday, December 30, 2007

On feeling not being in Kansas anymore

click for video: Quicktime / .m4v for iPod / other versions at

"These gathered voodles do not revolve around any particular subject, style or reason. They are, at their simplest, moving images. At their most complex, they are ideas that may mirror my own thoughts, may install joy and wonder, may even disturb, may worry, may be me, may be the people I know, may describe the world as it is, may describe the world as it should be, may be truths, may be half-lies, but whatever else they may be, they are images with presence, moving images that stand out from the rest when I see them, record them, montage them and then share them as voodles"

Recapitulating in pataphysical footage, the past year can be subdivided into 228 voodles, of which 15 were posted as a chronological docu-soap of "The Circle Camp", and 70 Bonus Lumiere videos, totaling more than 9,5 hours of posted video. Having given up watching television a long time ago, I plan to devote my spare time in 2008 to more voodle experiments, possibly with better equipment and the start of an indie movie.
A hearty thank-you to all viewers for gaze participating in patalab-OZ, for the many supportive comments and for the sharing of their own videos which I enjoyed very much. A special thanks to all involved in the great Pixelodeon 07 festival, to B&A for the fantastic Lumiere video project, to Gurdonark's fabulous compositions and utterly generous music sharing, to Bogdanov's continuously inspiring work posted with regular, high vlog devotion, and finally, to for marvellous services.

Best wishes for a very happy and productive new year to everybody from Sam Renseiw ! (patafilm # 554, 01'34'', 9.4MB, Quicktime/mov - Flash and other versions at

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Blogger Steven Ball said...

Wonderful, but of course I have a penchant for aerial footage.

Your mention of your The Circle Camp reminds me that a couple of days ago I was watching some of it, however accidentally I watched different episodes simultaneously on two screens. As a result tozluphere were some interesting serendipitous juxtapositions happening which seemed to elaborate on the whole experience. I can highly recommend this way of watching it and if you were to consider constructing a twin screen version (more than two might be too much), I think you might find it most rewarding.

Sunday, December 30, 2007 4:07:00 am  
Blogger Steven Ball said...

"tozluphere" of course should be "there" (where did that come from?)

Sunday, December 30, 2007 4:08:00 am  
Blogger gurdonark said...

I was in Kansas for Christmas. Charming place, featuring lots of snow. One gift my wife's family gave me was a book called Forever Kansas. This book featured tons of nature shots of a Kansas not drawn from the movie-myths from instead drawn from the living prairie itself. The curious thing is that this Kansas need not appear Oz-like through gifts from wizards, but is instead available to all for viewing if only we have eyes to see.

Thank you for your continued effort to retrain eyes to see Kansas, and the best of New Years to you and yours.


Sunday, December 30, 2007 6:54:00 am  
Anonymous Robert Croma said...

That was very beautiful. And certainly inspiring.

I'm so glad I found your site in 2007. Looking forward very much to what you create in 2008. Happy New Year to you. : )

Sunday, December 30, 2007 2:27:00 pm  
Blogger zoe tati said...

happy new to you too !

and thank you for fine comments in this past year - se you in the bloggersphere


Sunday, December 30, 2007 7:23:00 pm  
Blogger Jimi B. said...

Salut Sam !!!! !!!!!!! Je pars demain pour Guatemala ciudad, mission humanitaire. Je vais essayer de faire des images en mouvement et du son. Peut-être des bogdanovoodles ?? Belle année 2008 !!!!! Merci pour les encouragements et ta passion, magnifique : Hasta luego Sam !!!! Jimi B.

Sunday, December 30, 2007 11:21:00 pm  
Anonymous said...

serendipituous coincidence with kansas ! i was just remembering the line from the wizard of Oz, that seemed appropriate for the title. funny :-)

bon voyage au guatemala! en attendant des bogdanovoodles de l'amerique du sud.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008 10:13:00 pm  
Blogger Rupert said...

Beautiful - the textures of the runway and snow were lovely enough, but the sudden emergence above the clouds was stunning. happy new 08 to you, too.

Friday, January 04, 2008 1:06:00 pm  

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