Tuesday, April 22, 2008

On the concept of figure and ground

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"The Theater of the Absurd dramatizes this recent dilemma of Western man, the man of action who appears not to be involved in the action. After three thousand years of specialist explosion and of increasing specialism and alienation in the technological extensions of our bodies, our world has become compressional by dramatic reversal. As electrically contracted, the globe is no more than a village. Electric speed in bringing all social and political functions together in a sudden implosion has heightened human awareness of responsibility to an intense degree."

While being aware of the possibility of arranging the human environment as a work of art or as a didactic machine designed to maximize perception and to make everyday learning a process of discovery, Sam Renseiw passed by some cherry trees recently. View the ensuing, languishing, contextually geo-tagged, ambient spring voodle by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 591, 04'24'', 24.4MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at Blip.tv)

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a feeble, flying advertisement banner over an old willow, quite apropos the figure/ground topic of this post. (Lum # 107 " flying banner" 00'38'', 3.1MB, Quicktime/mov)

Today's Patalab Metaphor Video re-play-supplement features riveting, bifurcated repetitions; Again, a very appropriate theme to the overall topic of today's posts. (patafilm # 436,[14.06.2007 post] 03'58'', 18.3MB, Quicktime/mov)

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