Saturday, May 10, 2008

On voodling the four-beat walking gait

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"All our intuition is nothing but the representation of appearance; that the things which we intuit are not in themselves what we intuit them as being, nor their relations so constituted in themselves as they appear to us, and that if the subject, or even only the subjective constitution of the senses in general, be removed, the whole constitution and all the relations of objects in space and time, nay space and time themselves, would vanish. As appearances, they cannot exists in themselves, but only in us. What objects may be in themselves, and apart from all this receptivity of our sensibility, remains completely unknown to us. We know nothing but our mode of perceiving them - a mode which is peculiar to us, and not necessarily shared in by every being, though, certainly, by every human being. With this alone have we any concern."

Further investigating the nature of the spontaneous and innate cognitive, Sam Renseiw walked along Water Music's stroll in a peaceful neighbourhood. View the concocted docu-voodle with fine Gurdonark off-beats by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 595, 02'43'', 15.1Mb, Quicktime/mov - other video versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features new and more choreographed moves. (Lum#112"sascha's moves". 000'54'',3.8MB, Quicktime/mov)

Today's Patalab Metaphor Video re-play supplement features more confined hypology moves. (patafilm # 386,[08.04.2007 post] 01'26'' 6.5 MB, Quicktime /mov) Click on the bold text links to view or for more info.

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Blogger gurdonark said...

This weekend I am in Pittsburgh, which, contrary to popular myth, turns out to be a delightful town filled with cultural events both high and low, and interlocking webs of urban neighborhoods.

I went yesterday to the Andy Warhol Museum, a seven-story structure filled with interesting art, from Warhol's broad repertoire and from the repertoire of other artists.

Sol LeWitt's minimalist paintings inspire--beyond their simple, lovely nature, there are all the needless and yet unavoidable questions about intention of the work and the experience of the viewer.

Perhaps voodles raise a similar question--if all life were viewed as of great art, as an artistic experience, might not the everyday be transformed? Might this transformation in perception make a broader difference? Is a portrait of a simple cube--or a video of a horse walking--simplicity itself or complex transformation?

I very much enjoyed the Warhol Museum, and, of course, this video. I wish I had thought to overlay "forgotten dreams" and "white rock lake", as that gives the latter the heft it lacks.

Saturday, May 10, 2008 11:51:00 am  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

thanks robert!

lewittt's paintings are indeed some of my favourites.

i spent this week-end out in the danish "wilderness"... all culture btw :-), recording "nature", unfolding in fine sunshine... simple moves in daily life, exhilarating in all their beauty, to share.

i added thomas's (your brother?) superb soundtrack from negativesoundinstitute: it sort of made editing the footage such a smooth and utterly enjoyable task...coming up on the next post.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 10:24:00 am  
Blogger gurdonark said...

The "Thomas" in the Thomas Nunnally Ensemble is Verian Thomas, who pulls a heavy oar by providing the guitar and most of the mixing for our two man ensemble. I tend to be the drones and odd effects. I think there is a delight in being "noises off" in the scheme of things.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 1:33:00 pm  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

indeed. great "odd effects"!

the TN ensemble's soundtracks at negativesoundinstitute have all a distinct different "tracking", delightfully providing layers of soundscapes of inherrent visuality.
i hope the "wilderness" video does provide yet another layer.

appologies for not having read the text more carefully!

it made me reflect: how elaborate text(s) often carelessly are overlooked in their embedded contextuality. one tends to go directly to the visuals or to the audio, loosing much of the provided information.

in that sense, these texts have the same fate as the small print on contracts or software updates. crutial information is thus mostly disregarded as bothersome details, seemingly un-important.

i apparently followed that pattern. hmmm.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 8:24:00 pm  

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