Tuesday, September 09, 2008

On the phenomenology of memory voodles

click for video: Quicktime / .m4v for iPod / streaming version for PC at Blip.tv

"The voodles magnified the idea that I formed of certain points on the earth’s surface, making them more special, and in consequence more real. I did not then represent to myself towns, landscapes, historic buildings, as pictures more or less attractive, cut out here and there of a substance that was common to them all, but looked on each of them as on an unknown thing, different from all the rest, a thing for which my soul was athirst, by the knowledge of which it would benefit. How much more individual still was the character that they assumed from being designated by names, names that were only for themselves, proper names such as people have."

Dabbling around with more canal footage, Sam Renseiw indulged (once more) in blurred phenomenology, editing a Madelaine-like Gaussian blur layer into the passing-by of a classical Copenhagen setting. View the latest derive with home-made soundtrack by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 625, 03'02'', 16.3Mb, Quicktime/mov - other versions at Blip.tv)

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video plays it by ear, or so it seems, in the hands of a Golden Days stylist. (Lum # 144, "golden days styling",00'48'' 3.5MB, Quicktime/mov)

Today's Patalab Metaphor Video re-play supplement features the angel of history flight view. (patafilm # 342,[25.01.2007 post] 02'17'', 11.6 MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Blogger gurdonark said...

Meditative, pensive, calm. Three different words, three different ideas, and yet all fit--and none fit.
Great soundtrack!

Sunday, September 14, 2008 4:36:00 am  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

thank you robert!

(just humbly mashing-up some tracks in garageband...)

hoping that hurricane ike was kind to you it its hefty passage;
postcard on the way.
best, sam.

Sunday, September 14, 2008 11:02:00 pm  
Blogger gurdonark said...

Sam, thanks for the kind word. We were very fortunate--the storm turned east before it hit Dallas.
So many on the coast who did not evacuate, though--the next few days may involve some sadness.

If you're got garageband, you might enjoy recording a mash-up of a .wav file using this freeware:

It has particular appeal to the voodler, because it is visual rather than musical.

Monday, September 15, 2008 2:21:00 am  

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