Thursday, January 10, 2008

On arcades and things around us

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

" 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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Blogger zoe tati said...

The frame you have picked out for still-poster # 558
is very attractive ! Lurid primary colors evoke Mondrian and Godard ! a bit of name-dropping for the Patalab mannerism ;-)

bedst, zoe tati

Saturday, January 12, 2008 11:43:00 am  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

thank you zoe!
yes, this is what retrieved from a short visit to the library...apart from the reading of bejamin's arcade project...
the still frame is part of the trolley for books given back and the small " reserved books" shelf... a glimpse of something that becomes a composition in itself; the beauty of it is completely overlooked... i tried to capture that. simple things...yet so complex in their potential visual poetics.

Saturday, January 12, 2008 2:31:00 pm  
Blogger B said...

sam, this video is extraordinary. you are so good at picking the best music to fit the mood of your video footage. i really appreciate that about your work.

Sunday, January 13, 2008 6:42:00 pm  

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