Wednesday, February 27, 2008

On poetics of daydreaming and peripeteia


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

"Voodles ... are little houses, each with its cellar and garret. Common sense lives on the ground floor, always ready to engage in ‘foreign commerce’ on the same level as the others, as the passers-by, who are never dreamers. To go upstairs in the voodle house is to withdraw step by step; while to go down to the cellar is to dream, it is losing oneself in the distant corridors of an obscure etymology, looking for treasures that cannot be found in words. "

Stepping inside an attic gallery space, Sam Renseiw engaged with oneiric architecture, drifting, while consciously day-dreaming in an ambient, voiced-over "before parting" flow. View the housed, rear window like detournement by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 574, 03'14'', 18.4MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at Blip.tv)

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a more prosaic architectural view from last autumn; a rare prospect, as the back facade of the station is being replaced by a new one these days. (Lum # 90 "fast and slow" 00'54'', 5.8MB, Quicktime/mov)

Today's Patalab Metaphor Video re-play-supplement features an antique garden voodle - before the patafilm taxonomy and the voodle neologism, thus antique in web 2.0 terms - (backdated patafilm # 53, 01'24''[11.11.2005 post]6.4 MB, Quicktime/mov) Click on the bold links in the text to view or for more oblique, didactic info.

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Blogger gurdonark said...

In its inherent abstractness, music has historically been regarded as the art form which is closest to architecture. Cinema is, however, even closer to architecture than music, not solely because of its temporal and spatial structure, but fundamentally because both architecture and cinema articulate lived space.
Juhani Pallasmaa
http://www.ucalgary.ca/ev/designresearch/publications/insitu/copy/volume2/imprintable_architecture/Juhani_Pallasmaa/index.html

I like that this film communicates a sense of place--if not the imaginary reality of dreams, then perhaps instead the quiet ambience of a simple space of constructs.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 2:27:00 pm  

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