Sunday, June 01, 2008

On long takes and horizontal rule(s)

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" Only the impassive lens, stripping its object of all those ways of seeing it, those piled-up pre-conceptions, that spiritual dust and grime with which my eyes have covered it, is able to present it in all its virginal purity to my attention and consequently to my love. By the power of photography, the natural image of a world that we neither know nor can see, nature at last does more than imitate art: she imitates the voodler.."

Speculating on both Bazin's theory on the long take and the horizontal rule, Sam Renseiw captured a short segment of a promenade, appearing seemingly as a pastoral setting, while remaining a carthesian construct, albeit demoted of its functionality. View the slowed, twice stabilised, depth-of-field concerned late afternoon walk complete with borrowed landscapes by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 602, 02'55'', 15.3Mb, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a serene moment of watership down, without rabbits, but with a baby carriage interruption. (Lum # 118, 00'47'', 3.9MB, Quicktime/mov)

Today's Patalab Metaphor Video features another, more shaky walk trough a piece of urban nature (patafilm # 418, [11.05.2007 post], 01'03'', 5 MB, Quicktime/mov )

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