Thursday, January 31, 2008

Anna Livia Plurabelle's dream

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“I think about that "empty" space a lot. That emptiness is what allows for something to actually evolve in a natural way. I've had to learn that over the years - because one of the traps of being an voodler is to always want to be creating, always wanting to produce.”

Working in between the cracks, where doors start to open, where the body is staged and where theater becomes cinematic via a school play, Sam Renseiw noticed empty space, soon to be transposed in a montaged voodle. View the continuous excavation process where errors become portals of discovery by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 565, 03'12'', 20MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at[semanal08 week5 # 2 cross-post]

Today's Bonus Lumiere video features a quiet moment before action. (Lum # 82 "death drome exterior", 00'58'', 5.4MB, Quicktime/mov) Other's Lumiere videos at the project's fine site.

Today's Patalab Metaphor Video re-play supplement features a different story, completely A Gu Gu, yet with knife throwing precision and humorous suspense. (patafilm # 267, 04'06'', 19 MB, Quicktime/mov[30.09.2006 post] Click here or on the bold text to view.

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Monday, January 28, 2008

On side conquests of foreground

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"Focused on visual imagery and detached from social and contextual considerations, the celebrated architecture of our time - and the publicity that attempts to convince us of its genius - too often has an air of self-satisfaction and omnipotence. Buildings attempt to conquer the foreground instead of creating a supportive background for human activities and perceptions. Architectural projects of our day are often impudent, staged and arrogant, and our age seems to have lost the virtue of architectural neutrality, restraint, and modesty."

Visiting a notorious museum, the day before the next show opening, Sam Renseiw took a stroll in a gangway, crossing, while recording footage. View the resulting voodle-architectural-promenade, suspended between certainty and uncertainty, lure and repulsion, faith and doubt by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 564, 02'49'', 17MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at [semanal08 week 5 cross-post]

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a walled piece of visual public announcement in the act of fine-tuning. ( Lum # 80, "sudoku art board " 00'49'', 5.3Mb, Quicktime/mov) Other's fine Lumieres at the main site.

Today's Patalab Metaphor Video replay-supplement features a contrasting architectural masterpiece interior, with annotated, Beckett commentary. Click here or on the bold text to view (patafilm# 49-back numbered- [03.11.2005 post] ,00'50'', 5.1MB Quicktime/mov)

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Friday, January 25, 2008

On New Impressions of Africa

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" It seems likely that the outside world never broke through into the universe he carried within him, and that, in all the countries he visited, he saw only that which he had put there in advance... "

On a recent, quiet and somehow unusual sunny winter day, Sam Renseiw suddenly felt transposed into seemingly African contexts, thus quickly assembling a episodic chain of still-moving images into an impressionistic voodle. View the creative act, going from intention to realization through a chain of totally subjective reactions, by clicking here, or on the links above. (patafilm # 563, 03'05'', 19MB,Quicktime/mov - other versions at [semanal08 week4 cross-post]

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a quiet, exotic view from inside Tranquebar, into a Copenhagen street. Lum # 80 " tranquebar " 00'58'', 5.8MB, Quicktime/mov)

Today's Patalab Metaphor Video re-play-supplement features something about Fluxus, complete with a turning table in the dark and colourful corridors. Click here to view (patafilm # 127,[patalab post 26/03/2006], 01'30'', 4.9 MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

On the practice of lucid dream-voodling

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“ I slept very well indeed, and after seven and a half hours in bed had my first lucid dream in the lab. A moment before, I had been dreaming... but then I suddenly realised that I must be asleep because I couldn’t see, feel or hear anything. I recalled with delight that I was sleeping in the laboratory, in front of my Mac... and that all parts of the dream where simply bits of recorded reality.”

Speculating on the oneric nature of certain voodle processes, Sam Renseiw manufactured a short, visual dream like brew. View the sequence by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 562, 01'43'' 10MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at
Note: As the patalab vlog project by now has attained absurd encyclopaedic dimensions, each new post will, in the future, also feature an older patafilm replay-supplement, acting as a visual note, complementing or even short-circuiting the posted voodle's apparent "meaning".

Today's Bonus Lumiere video features likewise a night scene this time in a modern urban setting. (Lum # 79 "copenhagen nighthawks " 00'51'', 5MB, Quicktime/mov)

Today's Patalab Metaphor Voodle re-play-supplement features a round of oneiric, electronic touching hear-play (patafilm # 243, 01'48'', 7.8MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Saturday, January 19, 2008

On candid narrative and visual auto-fiction

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"Life is constantly providing us with new funds, new resources, even when we are reduced to immobility...If we are always arriving and departing, it is also true that we are eternally anchored. One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things."

Immersed, for the moment, in some of both Miller's and Dostoyevsky's works, Sam Renseiw concocted a short, oneiric chamber piece. View the historical docu-drama voodle set-up with close encounters of (in order of appearance): Prince Myshkin, Generals Yepantchin and Ivolgin, and, last not least,lovely Nastasya Filippovna. Click here or on the links above.(patafilm # 561, 02'22'', 20.9Mb, [semanal08week3] Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere video features a sort of traffic set-up, a bus-line that never, otherwise, would have passed by the spot... just film reality. (Lum # 78 " virtual bus-stop" 00'56'', 5.8MB, Quicktime/mov) Other's fine Lumieres at the superb site.

Today's Patalab Metaphor Voodle supplement features - in almost high definition - the perils that innocence and goodness face in a corrupt and paranoid world; (patafilm # 122, 02'27'', 9-9MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

On the flow of ascent and descent

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"...We notice that the failure of the vital impulse is most infallibly interpreted by the appearance of mechanism. Reality falling asleep or breaking up is the figure under which we finally observe matter: matter then is secondary. Finally matter is a kind of descent; this descent as the interruption of an ascent; this ascent itself as growth; and thus a principle of creation is at the base of things: voodling.."

On his way to a bookshop to purchase a new copy of The Idiot, as the old one apparently got lost, Sam Renseiw took fancy to a bout of concentric, geometrical ascent on foot. View the climb, complete with matter, memory, elan vital and various audio overlays by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 560, 03'40''22.3Mb, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere video features a more straight-forward, rigourous walk, seen and recorded just around the corner of the bookshop. (Lum # 77 " straight-forward walk " 00'38'', 3.8Mb, Quicktime/mov)

Today's Bonus Patalab Train Video features the poetics of compressed descent as seen from a cable car window. (patafilm # 165, 02'13'', 9.8 MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

On art exhibitions and other cosmologies

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"The current voodle theories are little more than a form of symbolism that is useful for representing inexplicable, natural phenomena; and are thus, similar to the videos which were invented during early vlog history to explain the stars, sun, thunder, lightning, life, consciousness, death, and so on. Quite likely, the ancients had a better natural understanding of film than the designing, anthropomorphic video representations that modern digital media now provide."

Recording the recent development of the local Danish art scene, Sam Renseiw accompanied Zoe Tati to an opening event. View the ensuing voodle ,with excerpts of some works, complete with higher, didactic cosmological audio overlay from down yonder by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 559,03'07'', 18.4MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere video features a short bout of touch-down exercise. (Lum # 76, " the touch-down exercise " 00'32'', 3.1Mb, Quicktime/mov) For other's Lumiere click here.

Today's Bonus Patalab Didactic Video features a fine and relevant, in- depth's illustration of voodle theories from the early, emerging vlogsphere. (patafilm # 94, 01'20'' 9MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

On arcades and things around us

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" By close-ups of the things around us, by focusing on hidden details of familiar objects, by exploring commonplace milieus under the ingenious guidance of the camera, the voodle, on the one hand, extends our comprehension of the necessities which rule our lives; on the other hand, it manages to assure us of an immense and unexpected field of action...With the close-up, space expands; with slow motion, movement is extended; with the altering of high-definition snow blindness, filters can add oblique oneiric subjectivity; with montage, inserts can unfold the poetics of simultaneous - short-circuiting - surrealistic glimpses."

Apart from literary preoccupations, and still dabbling with combining sight, seen and semiotics, Sam Renseiw reshuffled some studious insights. View the blurred and montaged voodle complete with arcades, monument(s) and a short glimpse of Breton's Nadja by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 558, [senamal08week2], 02'19'', 13.9MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Luminere video features a subdued and serene scene of night fodder. (Lum # 75 "fodder", 00'58'', 5.8MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Monday, January 07, 2008

On inconspicuous and overlooked details

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"Voodles represents the exact opposite of the Western ideal of great beauty as something monumental, spectacular, and enduring with meaning. Voodling is mainly found at moments of inception or subsiding. Voodle is about the minor and the openly hidden, the tentative and the ephemeral: things so subtle and evanescent they are almost invisible to vulgar eyes. The closer to the inconspicuous, the more exquisite and evocative they become. Consequently to experience voodles means you have to slow way down, be patient, and look very closely."

Conscious that observation is utmost attention while in a quotidian, aloof Zen state, Sam Renseiw also remembered that else one might step right into it. View the casual stroll in the hood along doorways, parked bicycles and natural discharges by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 557, semanal08week1b, 04'02'', 25MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere video features something more spectacular, on a street corner, seen from inside a local cafe. (Lum # 74 "the head-shot seance " 00'44'' 3.8MB, Quicktime/mov) Other's fine Lumieres at the main site.

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Saturday, January 05, 2008

On close encounters of the royal kind

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" Most of life is routine - dull and grubby, but routine is the momentum that keeps a man going. If you wait for inspiration you'll be standing on the corner after the parade is a mile down the street... that is unless you right away start recording footage to voodle, while bicycling along."

Royal can be very down-to-earth when you happen to meet them on their way to the third new-year court levee while peregrinating to work on bicycle, muses Sam Renseiw, docu-voodling en passant. View the fine morning equestrian urban parade, complete with mint marigold, by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 556, 03'16'', 19.8MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere video features the same parade, from another angle. (lum # 73 " close encounter of the royal kind " 00'51'', 4.7MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Thursday, January 03, 2008

On re-viewing rare moments and snakes

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"If a day goes by without my doing something related to voodles, it's as though I've neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up. To me, voodling is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them...The fact that it wasn’t really considered an art, that it was considered some sort of novel amusement or trivial craft, has trapped almost every serious vlogger."

Sometimes toiling with the actual essence of making voodles, Sam Renseiw montaged footage from a re-view of a rare moment at a recent exhibition. View the ambiguous cut-up, complete with fine "negative" soundtrack, by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 555, 01'43'',10MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere video features two known characters, framed by A. ( Lum # 72, " A's marilyn and satchmo at L " 00'59'' 6.1MB, Quicktime/mov) All other's fine lumieres at the main site.

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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

On waiting at the bottom of the garden

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"A voodle is visible images which conceal nothing... they evoke mystery and indeed when one sees one of the voodles, one asks oneself this simple question 'What does that mean'? It does not mean anything, because mystery means nothing either, it is unknowable. The mind loves the unknown. It loves images whose meaning is unknown, since the meaning of the mind itself is unknown. Only thought can resemble. It resembles by being what it sees, hears, or knows; it becomes what the world offers it."

As life obliges one to do something, Sam Renseiw continues voodling with this year's first montage of a travelling situation. View the passage of time and the subtle intricacies of modern infrastructure traversing nature before waiting at the bottom of the garden by clicking here or on the links above.(patafilm # 544, 02'45'', 16.7MB, Quicktime/mov - Other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere video features a sort of pause in a staircase, on the way to assessing art. (Lum # 71 " Tal R's corner at L " 00'59'',5.9MB, Quicktime/mov)

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