Thursday, September 18, 2008

On space-voodling and sheer attention

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

"As soon as a person appears who has something primitive about him, so that he does not say " one must accept the world as it is [...] but says " However the world is, I shall retain an originality which I do not mean to alter in accordance with the world's wishes" : At the moment these words are heard, the whole of existence is transformed. As in the fairy-tale, when the word is spoken, the castle opens after being enchanted for a hundred years, and everything comes to life: so existence turns into sheer attention."

Re-framing recent footage from two exquisite locations in Frogner/Oslo, Sam Renseiw pondered on the exuberance of the introverted ontological nature of space phenomenology. View the short visual meditation on the subject by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 628, 02'47'', 15.2MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a serene moment of Norwegian blintz production. (Lum # 148, "oslo pancakes", 01'00'', 4.5Mb, Quicktime/mov)

Today's Patalab Metaphor Video re-play-supplement features another interior space with fine chairs. (early patafilm # 96? [12.11.2005 post] Quicktime/mov)

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Blogger gurdonark said...

Within the heart of each fairy tale are the sunflower-seed-like kernels of story.

"night rain in April" uses two samples which add to the narrative. One is Peter Koniuto's long and wonderful piece "past andromeda", which may be downloaded under a Creative Commons license at http;//

"past andromeda" a work created without synthesizers despite its electronic sound, was written as a soundtrack for a New England planetarium show, which never quite happened. I like its sense of space--and distant fairy-tale narrative. The flute, by contrast, it by Kerri, of Oklahoma USA, who, if I remember correctly, is a devotee of A Course in Miracles.

Perhaps the concept of the gestalt--particularly in juxtapositions and collages--is very valuable, both as a working idea and as an evaluative notion.
Yet the pieces and the parts and the petals in the doorstop and the glorious distortion of synewhesiac color may have their own partial parts-worthiness which no gestalt can cure or threaten.

A fun watch!

Friday, September 19, 2008 6:01:00 am  
Anonymous michael szpakowski said...

This is quite, quite lovely.
I particularly like the sense of build - it doesn't yield up everything immediately..

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 5:03:00 pm  

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