Monday, September 22, 2008

On sculpture and installation variance(s)

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" There's an experiential distinction between walking round a sculpture and entering a built structure that encompasses you. You know logically that when you look at things they're fake, because you know the space is not what it's purporting to be. Yet to all intents and purposes your eye tells you that it's real, so you enter a pact with this space, as to whether to believe it or not. It's like when you read the first few pages of a book. You know it's not real, it's a fiction, but you agree somewhere along the line to go along with it and enter this fictive realm. You can almost start to read things subconsciously; you become interested in the spaces, doors and the objects within that space, as opposed to thinking constantly: 'I'm in a piece of art.' Your mind is allowed to wander a little more. "

Performing a local Reality Check, Sam Renseiw investigated an a[mazing] sequence of artfully enclosed, almost empty spaces. View the freshly docu-voodled, oneiric, Borges inspired walk-trough by clicking here, or on the links above. (patafilm # 629, 03'59'', 21.3MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a sculpture - or, might the moving conglomerate be labelled: installation ? (Lum #150, "flying steamroller" 01'00'', 4.7MB, Quicktime/mov)

Today's Patalab Metaphor Video features a similar enclosed space walk - that sort of made it to Hollywood via New York - back in 2007. (patafilm # 314, 04'01'', [06.12.206 post],18 MB, Quicktime/mov.)

Patalab mourns the recent loss of Mauricio Kagel, the great composer, filmmaker (of fine early voodles) and artist. You can view his fine Ludwig Van (incomplete) voodle at Ubuweb.

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