Wednesday, March 26, 2008

On art, craft(s), seeing and re-mixing

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

"There is an inherent pleasure in making. We might call this joie de faire (like joie de vivre) to indicate that there is something important, even urgent, to be said about the sheer enjoyment of making something exist that didn’t exist before, of using one’s own agency, dexterity, feelings and judgment to mold, form, touch, hold and craft physical (and in this case, even virtual) materials, apart from anticipating the fact of its eventual beauty, uniqueness or usefulness."

Pondering on the nature of crafting v/s making and the subsequent labelling into "art" taxonomies, Sam Renseiw just observed three different settings, in motion. View the voodle triptych with polyphonic voice-over re-mix by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 584,02'43'', 15.1Mb, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a composed space and light diptych, jubilee piece. (lum # 100, "composition in space, flickering light", 00'59'', 5MB, Quicktime/mov)

Today's Patalab Metaphor Video features the same urban setting as in today's post, albeit in a much warmer perspective. (patafilm # 447," in my quiet hood" [26.06.2007 post] 01'22'' 6.4 MB, Quicktime/mov). Click on the bold links in the text to view or for more info.

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Blogger gurdonark said...

In the very first part of March, we went to my father's home town in Arkansas to attend a Daffodil Festival. A very late snow had arrived a day or two before, and was in the process of melting. There was something very appealing in the juxtaposition of snow and bloom. Here, too, your film has a cool snow scene--and then lovely blooms.

Thursday, March 27, 2008 11:17:00 am  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

spring signs, universal... one world
(more flowers in the next urban voodle)

Thursday, March 27, 2008 11:49:00 am  
Blogger Steven Ball said...

A tree, a walk, daffodils: wonderful and direct. Hello Spring.

Friday, March 28, 2008 12:48:00 am  
Blogger zoe tati said...

Yah ! spring !!

- that camera-grib must be tired after such a long one-take !

Friday, March 28, 2008 11:07:00 am  
Blogger Steven Ball said...

oh he's an old hand :)

Friday, March 28, 2008 11:56:00 am  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

a fine comment from jimi B posted at semanal 08 week 13, on this video:

"Oh Sam, quel plaisir de voir les petits hivers européens, des hivers pleins de légèreté, diaphanes, comme un papier de riz déposé sur le bitume vaporeux. Et le poète qui chante :
« Ah! comme la neige a neigé! Ma vitre est un jardin de givre. Ah! comme la neige a neigé! Qu’est-ce que le spasme de vivre.
A tout l’ennui que j’ai, que j’ai… » (Émile Nelligan)"

merci jimi!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008 9:26:00 am  

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