Friday, March 14, 2008

On Ether(nity) and the "ur" of simulation

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

"Whether scientific or mytho-poeic, both kind of ether provide an imaginary solution to the problem of illumination. Even light itself must express the ontological expediency of an imagined paradigm. Just as quantum physics has shown that measuring a perception converts a potentiality into an existence by collapsing a wave function, realising reality rather that reporting it, so also does 'pataphysics reveal that the function of navigators was to make land - not to find it."

Further fathoming the expanses of Dr.Faustroll's Ether, Sam Renseiw recorded an interior stroll, ending with an ur vertigo - inducing staircase gaze. View the panoramic procession, complete with mirror-on-the-wall and fine positive surround-sound by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 579, 03'19'', 17.2MB, Quicktime/mov - other video versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a lone figure practising an interior, panoptic gaze (Lum # 96, "drawing, from inside" 00'54'', 4.2Mb, Quicktime/mov) Other's fine Lumieres at the project's main site.

Today's Patalab Metaphor Video re-play supplement features a floating Constellation: a huge interior, seen moored from outside. (patafilm #208, 01'32''[29.06.2006 post] 6.7 MB, Quicktime/mov) Click on the bold links in the text to either view or for more didactic information(s).

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