Wednesday, August 27, 2008

On precipitation and destination

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

“The body, by the place which at each moment it occupies in the universe, indicates the parts and the aspects of matter on which we can lay hold: our perception, which exactly measures our virtual action on things, thus limits itself to the objects which actually influence our organs and prepare our movements.”

Taking an early morning hike, Sam Renseiw reflects on the frailty of framing observance and the obstacles in casting an adequate vote while the rain is pouringdown. View the short walk by cliking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 622, 02'44'', 40.3MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a fixed running-shoe-test, in a dry frame. (lum# 141,"shoe test" 01'00'', 4.7MB, Quicktime/mov)

Today's Patalab Metaphor Video re-play supplement likewise features simple moves in a elaborate space...from the dawn of Vlogging; (patafilm # 75?, 01'36''[ 11.11.2005 post]Quicktime/mov)

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Blogger gurdonark said...

I have a sound sample in my sound library, posted by a worthy user there.

It's called something like "under tree in rain", and it's a lovely
shimmering sound of rain from beneath a tall tree.

Rain is such a rich and evocative soil--a spawning place for memories--and umbrellas!

Perhaps the body's reach is really only as far as its grasp. Yet grasping things in the rain can be an entirely charming experience.

Thursday, August 28, 2008 4:55:00 am  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

"under tree in rain" is indeed a fine soundtrack!
thanks for the link to freesound robert. ( aka "acclivity" there ? )

i pondered for a moment to find a more "rainy" soundtrack, but then decided to use the one on the footage. it makes a strange, ongoing rumbling noise, because of the raindrops drumming on the umbrella.
with the added TNE soundtrack, a sort of filmic progression "appeared", adding another "reading" of the footage. some sort of subdued drama, evolves then, in the simple morning walk.

sound in itself is a space...will try to be more aware of its inclusions and overlaps... to ad more virtual spaces to the seen.

Thursday, August 28, 2008 9:12:00 am  
Blogger gurdonark said...

I am not Acclivity. I love acclivity's work!

I am gurdonark on freesound. Acclivity is the wonderful creator of so many samples, but he is not me.
I have only posted a few dozen on freesound, but acclivity's work is really amazing.

Lately I think a lot about how sound and silence are both spaces. Elements, quantities, ideas, volumes.
They speak volumes.

Friday, August 29, 2008 1:40:00 am  

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