Wednesday, March 26, 2008

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

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"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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