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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