Wednesday, January 16, 2008

On the flow of ascent and descent

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

"...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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