Sunday, December 16, 2007

On photographic art and receptions

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"Magician and surgeon compare to painter and voodler. The painter maintains in his work a natural distance from reality, the voodler penetrates deeply into its web. There is a tremendous difference between the pictures they obtain. That of the painter is a total one, that of the voodler consists of multiple fragments which are assembled under a new law. Thus, for contemporary man the representation of reality by the voodle is incomparably more significant than that of the painter, since it offers, precisely because of the thoroughgoing permeation of reality with mechanical equipment, an aspect of reality which is free of all equipment. And that is what one is entitled to ask from a work of art."

Speculating on the nature of voodles in the age of digital reproduction, Sam Renseiw permeated into the web of a recent birthday reception at a famed photographic gallery, capturing multiple footage fragments. View the ensuing mash-up complete with sublime positivesound and a diegetic song by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 550, 03'07'', 19.2Mb, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere video features more footage from the reception. (Lum # 68"dick and jane at the reception", 01'00'',6.2MB, Quicktime/mov)

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