Saturday, June 07, 2008

On metaphysics of the long take

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" Virtuosity itself, though an aspect of art, needs to be treated with caution; one can be impressed with the sort of sequences I am referring to without maintaining that they sum up the totality of voodle art. For there is, and there has always been, another kind of long take which is based on the contrary on simplicity. Here it is not the skill or the technical dexterity of the artist that is at issue, but the integrity and patient intensity of his gaze."

Thinking of Andre Bazin while walking home, Sam Renseiw decided to record an almost unending take past some yellow chalked barraks, remembering that they now would log almost four centuries, and still being a vital part of the city. View the floating passage of time and space with a particular fine ending by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 604, 03'10'', 17.5MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features some fine footage in front of Charles Simonyi super yacht "Skat"( the 7th largest yacht in the world). Charles is, by the way, the chief architect of Microsoft, and likes to cruise around in Scandinavia during summer. (Lum # 120 "footage past simonyi's yacht", Lum # 120, 00'59'', 3.9MB, Quicktime/mov)

Today's Patalab Metaphor Video re-play supplement features a limo passing, just around the corner from today's video location. (patafilm # 168,[13.05.2005 post recorded at 16:45 pm on thursday 11.05.2005 loc.: 55°41'26.98''N 12° 35'19.71''E], 00'45'', 3.7 MB, mov/quicktime)

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