Friday, April 04, 2008

On career moves and other approaches

click for video: Quciktime / .m4v for iPod / other versions at

"Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: they try to have more things, or more money, or more art in order to do more of what they want so that they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then, do what you need to do, in order to have what you really want."

And the double reverse seems to be unfolding at Karriere, mused Sam Renseiw while trying to find the entrance door, somehow. Enlightened by lamps, exotic installation(s), a fountain and Laerke's tatoo... Sam ended this short and enigmatic voodle with a classic vision. Click here to view or listen in karriere live here; (patafilm # 587, 01'55'', 10.3MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a happy crowd of young opera visitors, under a large canopy. (Lum # 103, "opera + canopy" 01'00, 5,2MB, Quicktime/mov)

Today's Patalab Metaphor Video re-play-supplement features episode # 1 of "The Inhabitation of Fiction" docu-soap. Enjoy!- and watch the other episodes...(patafilm # 476,[18.08.2007 post] 02'45'', 14.6MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Blogger gurdonark said...

During the past few days, I have been in my home state of Arkansas, attending the physics centennial at the University of Arkansas.

I graduated with a bachelor's degree in physics, prior to going to law school (here law is a post-undergraduate professional school rather than a major during the undergraduate degree).

During an open house at the research labs, I toured a fascinating array of nano-technolog experiments, laser beams projected through rubies, and experiment on the physics of nerve synapses. Researching physics is not easy work--as one bio-physicist said, it is "very hard". One works for years to reach a result--and yet if one pursues it with zeal and love, then wonders may result.

Today I heard a nuclear physicist, over 80, report about how he never dreamed when he moved from depression-era material lack to a career in physics that he would come to love what he does so much.

In a related vein, I wondered out loud with my musician friend Marco Raaphorst what one could do to assist in spreading the value of Creative Commons sharing. "We must continue to do what we love", he replied.

This resonates for me. Whether it is research, experimental film, music, law, architecture, or even business--to bring a sense of personal vision, of personal joy--a sense of indivduality. This is a key goal.

A bio-physicist gave me an extended tour of his laboratory work on nerve synapses. Brain cells, lasers, monitoring screens.
Satisfying imagery, fascinating explanations.

He explained how each image reaches the brain to be perceived
in roughly the same way, but the nerve endings which dictate the "action" of perception differ slightly, as with a fingerprint, from person to person to person.
In this individuality, hard-wired into each of us, he seeks inner secrets. In the world of metaphor, it is something undefined, but similar to these fingerprints, that we all seek out--and celebrate.

Saturday, April 05, 2008 10:42:00 pm  
Blogger zoe tati said...

- "Karriere", ai ai they made the perfect mojito last night !...

Sunday, April 06, 2008 1:34:00 pm  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

thank you robert for your kind and supportive comments!
as always, so reflective and thoughtful...

the footage for this post was from one single day, inverted: the last shot was from a meeting in a classical setting in the morning, the rest from a "hip" setting, closing the meeting, in the evening. A crowded place, that sort of became empty in the way it was recorded.

in a way, it is conscious, as i tried to avoid having it filled with the people present, concentrating my gaze on the artworks present in "karriere"... even the tattoo on the arm is part of the artwork embedding concept of the place...a sort of filtering then, wondering about the actual condition(s) of what might be seen, and the element's (f)actual presence in this frame of capture.

so, yes: there seem to be a pursuit of something in that gaze. some sort of search. yet, i still do not have any clue about the actual "meaning" of this endeavour.
probably this: a continuous attempt at re-processing "objective" reality in a personal subjective way, and hoping that the thus processed visual "data" also might have some interest for other's participatory views.

the soundtrack overlays in those videos are somehow crucial. an attempt to de-montage the documentary/diary side of it ? another added layer of reality happening more or less simultaneously, to be included ?
i still have no clue. just this: it is a very satisfying activity, play- and joyful.

the sharing part is so generous. thank you for your work at cc-mixter and negativesoundinstitute.
it resonates.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008 1:29:00 pm  
Blogger B said...

the text here resonated with me as i quit my nasty day job this last month and have officially become a free agent. why take awful jobs when im young? and why do it when im old?

im making about the same amount of money - never enough, but i get by - and i have many free days in the spring weather, working at my own pace. if you can scrape by this way, why do it any other?

Sunday, April 13, 2008 10:16:00 pm  
Blogger B said...

oh, ps: love this lumiere.

Sunday, April 13, 2008 10:16:00 pm  
Anonymous Hekla said...

fantastic little video

Sunday, April 20, 2008 11:50:00 am  

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