Thursday, April 17, 2008

On embodied semiotics and images

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

"Whether or not images are inherently more polysemous than words, it is very common to find (and seek) words around exhibited or published images--titles, labels, placards, guides, "the artist's words" and so on. Classically, however, the words are peripheral to the work and confined to background information and perhaps a few interpretive hints and pointers to notable features of the work. Voodlers are notoriously sparing of words, preferring to let the image "speak for itself."

Continuing the visual investigations of serendipituous footage, Sam Renseiw probes the extent of silent language in cut-up imagery. View the embodied spaces and surfaces by clicking here or on the links above (patafilm # 590, 02'27'', 13.2MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a feed, in a pastoral setting. (Lum# 106,"pastoral bird feeding" 01'00'', 5.3MB, Quicktime/mov)

Today's Patalab Metaphor Video re-play supplement features a fine skate run through Copenhagen, with lots of sights. Enjoy! (classic vlog #6,[19.08.2006 post] 05'39'', 26 MB, Quicktime/mov)

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