Sunday, February 24, 2008

On meta-reference(s) and voodles

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"The man with the magnifying glass takes the world as though it were quite new to him. If he were to tell us of the discoveries he has made, he would furnish us with documents of pure phenomenology, in which discovery of the world, or entry into the world, would be more than just a worn out word, more than a world that has become tarnished through over frequent philosophical use. A philosopher often describes his “entry into the world,” his “being in the world,” using a familiar object as symbol. He will describe his ink bottle phenomenologically, and a paltry thing becomes the janitor of the wide world. The man with the magnifying glass quite simply bars the everyday world. He is a fresh eye before a new object. The botanist’s magnifying glass is youth recaptured. It gives him back the enlarging gaze of a child. With this glass in his hand, he returns to the garden."

Pondering further on the nature of the seen and on how to montage bits of reality footage, Sam Renseiw dabbled with a plectic juxtaposition of disparate images. View the layered, godardian voodle by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 573, 02'34'', 13.8MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions for PC at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features quite an opposite gaze: the simplicity of a roll in sand. (Lum # 90,"water-music's roll" 00'44'', 3.7MB, Quicktime/mov) Other's fine Lumieres at the Lumiere site.

Today's Patalab Metaphor Video replay-supplement features a more "arty" display of directions, in sign laguage. (patafilm # 345, 00'54'',[26.01.2007 post] 4.6 MB, Quicktime/mov) Click on the bold links in the text to view or for more pata-info.

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