Sunday, April 27, 2008

On the aesthetic significance of the face

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"The eye epitomises the face in mirroring the soul. At the same time, it accomplishes its finest, purely formal end as the interpreter of mere appearances, which knows no going back to any pure intellectuality behind the appearance. It is precisely this achievement which the eye gives us the intimation, indeed the guarantee, that the artistic problems of pure perception and of the pure sensory image of things - if perfectly solved - would lead to the solution of those other problems which involve soul and appearance. Appearance would then become the veiling and unveiling of the soul"

Pondering on the task of creating a maximum of change of total expression by a minimum of change of detail, Sam Renseiw visited a royal cafe complete with adjacent local chinaware displays. View the cut-up footage including impressions of served hybrid smushi constructs by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 592, 02'34'', 13.3MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions for Pc at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a serene, back-lit scene of smushi ordering. (lum # 108 "the smushi attendant" 00'52'', 4.3MB, Quicktime/mov) More: info on the fine Lumiere manifesto here and view other's at the main Lumiere site.

Today's Patalab Metaphor Video re-play-supplement features the entrance to a differnt space in an episode of the docu-soap voodle from Signa's "Circle Camp" performance. (patafilm # 479,[22.08.2007 post]03'49'', 19.5MB,Quicktime/mov.)

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