Monday, January 07, 2008

On inconspicuous and overlooked details

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

"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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Blogger gurdonark said...

I like very much the point you make about inception and subsiding.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008 10:20:00 am  
Anonymous Robert said...

It's all there. You only have to see. And you make us see.

Wonderful, Sam.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008 10:33:00 pm  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

Thanks you! I am humbled that the voodle of the gaze of my short walk managed to capture and convey the poetics of overlooked quotidian details, on a rainy day...
it came close to what and how i saw it...

Saturday, January 12, 2008 2:39:00 pm  

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