Monday, February 18, 2008

On fingering with low-tech Automavision


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

"The desire to create voodles that actively engage viewers can be noticed in the use of Brechtian theatrical technique. The use of black backdrops, minimal props, and open scenery expose the artificiality of certain voodles. Bertolt Brecht developed these techniques, amongst others, as a way of encouraging his theatre audiences to adopt a critical mindset. By actively counteracting the “suspension of disbelief” encouraged in classical Artistotelian theatre, Brecht was trying to engage his audience in the critical interpretation of the depicted action, the act of its construction, and its place within real-life."

Further dabbling with Brechtian jump-cuts, Sam Renseiw pursues his pataphysical voodle-perception research fingering with recent footage clips from visits to Danish museum interiors. View the very low-tech Automavision attempt - that is not The Famous Colour Changing Card Trick - but something completely else, by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 571, 02'44'', 14.8MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions for PC at Blip.tv) [semanal08 week8 cross-post] You might also like to visit Tim Smith's fine research page or his blog on empirical investigations of film perception.

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a fine example of moving, oneiric small scale architecture. (Lum # 88,"dream houses", 01'00'', 6.1MB, Quicktime/mov) Other's fines videos at A&B's great Lumiere site.

Today's Patalab Metaphor Video re-play supplement features a compilation of seven short edited Lumieres - before they were labelled such - recorded on the way to a meeting with Scandinavian Vloggers; This video piece was shown on the Danish tv-tv/T-vlog channel in 2006. (T-vlog film, 03'04'', 13.2 MB.[patalab 06.06.2006 post] Quicktime/mov)

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1 Comments:

Blogger Adam & Vik said...

My head feels like it has been removed too after reading Tim Smith's research page.

Saturday, February 23, 2008 10:55:00 am  

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