Sunday, June 01, 2008

On long takes and horizontal rule(s)


click for video: Quicktime / .m4v for iPod / direct streaming for Pc at Blip.tv

" 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 Blip.tv)

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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3 Comments:

Blogger LOMEG_ROM said...

hmmm... that beautiful long take really does remind me on l'année dernière à marienbad... or, amongst others, on the ending scene from blow up...
i always thought that the voodle must relay on the real... and the real, the hyperreal, can only be captured by the seeing eye... and what the seeing eye lays it's eye on might not even be visible... although, it's the brightest light one can see.

also, a fantastic series of lumieres you brought out this week!

my alter ego participates on another light event and travels tomorrow to your town, leaving again on tuesday. are you arround?

b.k. / LOMEG_ROM

Sunday, June 01, 2008 9:48:00 pm  
Anonymous Hekla said...

nice ;-)

and heres a link to some trash music (but think you should find a piece of music from your own collection - which I love)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJ-iIiMsa6c - or really jazzy trash from danish band 'trio trash' - I have 2 CDs... Looking forward to see the videos SO MUCH
Hekla

Monday, June 02, 2008 9:04:00 am  
Anonymous Robert Croma said...

I could watch this all day.

Friday, June 20, 2008 1:17:00 am  

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