Monday, March 17, 2008

On preserves and oblique illuminations

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

"When I travel through my room, I rarely follow a straight line: I go from the table towards a picture hanging in a corner; from there, I set out obliquely towards the door; but even though, when I begin, it really is my intention to go there, if I happen to meet my armchair en route, I don’t think twice about it, and settle down in it without further ado."

Likewise de Maistre's interior travels, Sam Renseiw just happened to stop at a surreally decorated shop window, on the way home from a opera evening with the grim tale of Heart in a Plastic Bag still echoing. View the resulting cut-up, slightly synaesthetic voodle by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 582, 02'38'', 14.2MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video likewise features an unintended stop, further on the way, where luminous empty shop windows acted as attractors. (Lum # 97, "the empty shop, at night", 00'54'', 4.5Mb, Quicktime/mov)

Today's Patalab Metaphor Video re-play supplement features an act of performed kindness in the Invisible Reality Show, voodled with closed eyes.(patafilm # 309, 03'25'', 15.6 MB,[30.11.2006 post] Quicktime/mov)

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Blogger B said...

i always love the grain in your darker videos. great lumiere :)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 6:07:00 am  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

thanks b.
mostly it is just beacuse i still use my low-tech camera. two more grainy night lumieres comming up next posts. ;-)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 6:55:00 am  
Blogger gurdonark said...

Oblique travel in pursuit of heedless destinations--
"Godfrey went along striking an oblique line beneath these large trees. To take any precautions never occurred to him. The desire to reach the heights which bordered the forest on the east entirely absorbed him. He sought among the foliage for the direction of the solar rays so as to march straight on his goal. He did not even see the guide-birds, so named because they fly before the steps of the traveller, stopping, returning, and darting on ahead as if they were showing the way"--Jules Verne

How many things we see, how many things we miss, as we pursue our defined goals.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 1:14:00 am  
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Wednesday, March 19, 2008 9:14:00 am  
Blogger ps said...

Very nice - talking of low light over on Brut Smog I am posting a couple of latensified Foodles ( that is early exposed film doodles)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 9:16:00 am  
Blogger Steven Ball said...

The operatic punctum in the chandelier apothecary.

Thursday, March 20, 2008 1:19:00 am  

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