Sunday, January 13, 2008

On art exhibitions and other cosmologies

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

"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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Blogger B said...

Mmmm, this is beautiful, Sam! You go to the best filmable art exhibits. Andreas says he has seen the melting sofa in Aalborg before. Those kinds of pieces are always my favorite.

Sunday, January 13, 2008 6:38:00 pm  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

yes, it is indeed an older art work ( by nina saunders, "never" from1999).
most works shown at the exhibition at charlottenborg (supposed to be the "new" showcase" for contemporary art in copenhagen) where "nice" older pieces. somehow disapointing.
but the melting sofa still is fascinating.

Sunday, January 13, 2008 8:02:00 pm  
Blogger Steven Ball said...

Smart gallery, good to see Zoe throwing a few moves. Your didactic video would appear to be an explication of the Horizontal Rule as defined by Martin Blazicek and myself as part of the Lucca Accord, one of the few positive things to come out of our time in that city and yet to be fully realised!

"Quite likely, the ancients had a better natural understanding of film than the designing, anthropomorphic video representations that modern digital media now provide." certainly this is true of the Italian Renaissance, as we also discovered in Lucca, which paradoxically makes that city a difficult place for voodling.

Sunday, January 13, 2008 8:37:00 pm  
Blogger gurdonark said...

I like very much the juxtaposition of image, art, sound and idea.
Somehow these ways to "shake up" the expecgted "artistic" eye of video helps one to see what is there in a new way.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 4:40:00 am  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

g: well, i was indeed amazed - and inspired- by your fantastic mix including the astrology lesson! a whole new cosmology then emerged, when applied to obliquely applied moving images... thanks!

steven: i would be very interested in hearing more about the "horrizontal rule". guess it was demontrated in your luca video... or the one from the senimar in bratislava?

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 9:56:00 am  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

regarding "horizontal rule": here is an oblique, diagonal version, as seen from a famed cable car:

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 10:17:00 am  
Blogger Steven Ball said...

The Horizontal Rule wasn't demonstrated in the Lucca or Bratislava videos. There is something close to it in the Bratislava one but it wasn't consciously named or defined until Lucca. As far as I'm aware it hasn't been manifested in any public exhibition yet, although Martin has made some performances since Lucca which might have included some manifestation of The Rule and its sister the Vertical Rule. I will make a post about it over at Direct Objective if I have some time today. I like your cable car view, where is that?

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:02:00 pm  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

hong kong;
the cable car to the peak, going down.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:52:00 pm  
Blogger Steven Ball said...

This makes me want to visit Hong Kong even more (more than any tourist board video would!).

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:58:00 pm  
Blogger Steven Ball said...

to clarify, re Bratislava, that performance used strict vertical divisions as an organising principle in the overall structure, but not so strictly in the capturing of the images... more to follow over there

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 1:18:00 pm  

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