Monday, June 30, 2008

On imbrication: everything is voodle

click for video: Quicktime / .m4v for iPod / direct streaming for PC at

"It's the voodle that made me discover life...with landscapes, people, houses, urban spaces, interiors, art-works... the whole generic quotidian and the particular festive within. I discovered it as if I were in Plato's cave and then there was a little window in it and a film being projected. So one day I said: 'Look, there is life; so I'm going to do voodles in order to discover life'."

Still imbricated in the subtle magic of simple things and situations, Sam Renseiw expanded a single long-take from a recent birthday celebration dinner into a situationist voodle. View the unfolding of a painter's universe, with Stein's monologue portrait of Matisse by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 609, 04'28'', 18.2MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a classical setting with a frozen dancer. (Lum # 126 "degas dancer", 00'45'', 3.5MB, Quicktime/mov)

Today's Patalab Metaphor Video re-play supplement features another birthday situation (patafilm # 239, [29.08.2006 post]02'04'', 9.5Mb, Quicktime/mov)

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Blogger gurdonark said...

Lately here in the USA the sudden rise in the price of gasoline (a rise which places the fuel, in some instances, still well below the price paid in much of Europe) suddenly has people changing the way they look at travel. The voracious fuel consumption so common to our autmobile culture has, for the first time in years, begun to decline.

People are buying small cars and reconsidering distant vacations.

The idea of the inevitable future, in which travel is once more a very expensive luxury, rather than a mere luxury, gives one pause to think. To be unable to visit another country as easily and for the same price as one might install a dishwasher feels, absurdly, like a shrinking of horizons.

This voodle helps remind one that each home is a new horizon, and around each corner of each home is new life, new visions, new sights, and new colors.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008 1:33:00 pm  
Blogger gurdonark said...

That lumiere is really charming. I love Degas--and dancers.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008 8:04:00 am  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

thank you gurdonark!

well, gas prices are about 3 times up your rates here in europe ( but then it smaller:-) we already have small cars ( mostly - the SUV craze reached here too, absurdly)
i am happy with my old car and my bycicle(s)....

summer has hit denmark right now: finest summer and superb beach weather.

if you are planing a trip to europe, try to visit lovely is worth the gas prices, and bicycles are cheap as transport.

Thursday, July 03, 2008 6:18:00 pm  
Blogger gurdonark said...

The wonderful thing about European travel is that when we go there, we never rent a car. It's a new experience for us to take mass transit everywhere, because our local area does not have sufficient mass transit.

I love to bicycle, too, but must get my bicycle back in shape. My tires have a political agenda of rebellion which includes guerilla acts of deflation.

I know you know more about film than I do, so you may know about this one, but I got an e mail about a call for entries in a film festival that sounded fun. I am going to try to enter, and thought I'd paste the details here for you as well:

xtended Deadline : Call for Entries - das Festival des kleinen Fil
Posted by: "thuja" brabant004
Thu Jul 3, 2008 10:54 am (PDT)
Wir haben unsere Deadline verlängert - extended Deadline:

15.07.2008 / July 15, 2008

Kramt Eure kleinen, kurzen Videos zusammen und schickt sie an

Miniminutes - das Festival des kleinen Films

Produktionsdatum egal
Länge: max. 10 Minuten

Keine große Produktion - was zählt, ist das Experiment!

Dig for your small, short videos an send it to

Miniminutes - das Festival des kleinen Films

Date of Production doesn't matter
length: 10 min max.

No big productions - the experiment counts!

Das Festival des kleinen Films
Call for Videos ab sofort
bis zum 15.07.2008!

Das Festival des kleinen Films

Wir suchen die kleine Form, komprimierte künstlerische
Statements, das Beiläufige, Spielerische und Pointierte.
Der Raum des Kinos wird zum Labor für den Transfer des
kleinen Formates auf die große Leinwand.
Wir interessieren uns für sämtliche digitale Formate aus
Independent Produktionen.
Weitere Infos unter

Einsendungen ab sofort bis zum 15.7.2008 (Einsendeschluß Datum des

We are looking for the small form, condensed artistic statements,
the incidental, playful and pointed.
A movie theater becomes a laboratory for the transferal of the small
format to the large screen.
We are interested in all digital formats from Independend Productions.
Further Infos at

Deadline for application is July 15, 2008 (the date of the postal stamp)

Festival vom 29. + 30.8.2008 in Münster / Germany im Cinema.
Festival on Friday, August 29, and Saturday, August 30, w008 in
Münster / Germany, Cinema.

Trailer @ youtube:

Friday, July 04, 2008 4:16:00 pm  
Anonymous Robert Croma said...

Inspirational and very special. Yes, voodle as discovery. This be the magic of voodle. Everything is. We only have to see. And great to hear the wonderful Gertrude speaking.

Sunday, July 06, 2008 11:26:00 pm  
Anonymous Rupert said...

I am still tingling with pleasure from all that you discovered. Subtle magic of simple things and situations, indeed.

Thursday, July 17, 2008 11:03:00 pm  

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