Tuesday, April 01, 2008

On subtleties of matter and space


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

"Materials and surfaces have a language of their own. Stone speaks of its distant geological origins, its durability and inherent symbolism of permanence; brick makes one think of earth and fire, gravity and the ageless traditions of construction; bronze evokes the extreme heat of its manufacture, the ancient processes of casting and the passage of time as measured in its patina. Wood speaks of its two existences and time scales; its first life as a growing tree and the second as a human artefact made by the caring hand of a carpenter or cabinetmaker. These are all materials and surfaces that speak pleasurably of time."

While visiting a very fine piece of interior architecture, Sam Renseiw pondered on the subtleties of haptic matters. View the casual walk through spaces, combining both history and fine novel sensuous approaches to building conservation by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 586, 02'26'', 13.5 MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at Blip.tv)

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a view of a Copenhagen landmark, also present in today's videopost, albeit seen from another angle. ( Lum # 102, 00'54'', 4.7MB, Quicktime/mov)

Today's Patalab Metaphor Video re-play supplement features the interior of the dome featured in the Lumiere and in the patafilm, including a rare live recording of Terry Riley's "In C". (patafilm # 311,[02.12.2006 post] 03'20'', 15.3 MB, Quicktime/mov) Click on the bold links in the text to view or for more info.

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