Saturday, March 08, 2008

On idle details and protrusions

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“ Libraries are not built of stone; all is built on sand, but we must build libraries as if the sand were stone, then they will grow...and what is more important in a library than anything else - than everything else - is the fact that it exists... I cannot walk through the library in the solitude of the day without thinking that the library pleases us because it accentuates idle details, just as our memory does; Thus, voodling from inside a library is nothing more than a guided dream, creating a momentary garden: a blurred, visual aide-memoire ”

Visiting the local library, Sam Renseiw focused on an protruding, seemingly idle detail on the back wall, oozing with a quiet, powerful poetic presence. View the palindromic loop by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 577,02'33'', 13.4MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere video features the manufacture of an object, suddenly protruding from a heated, plastic surface. ( Lum # 94 "appearance of moulded object", 00'58'', 5.8MB, Quicktime/mov)

Today's Patalab Metaphor video re-play supplement features another art work, viewed flatly, ending as a sort of running fault. (patafilm # 119, 01'00'',[19.03.2006 post], 2.4 MB, Quicktime/mov)

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