Monday, October 27, 2008

On outer and inner space walks

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" The power of montage resides in that it includes in the creative process the emotions and mind of the spectator. The spectator is compelled to proceed along that same creative road that the author travelled in creating the image. The spectator not only sees the represented finished work, but also the experiences the dynamic process of the emergence and assembly of the image just as it was experienced by the author."

With only slight montage in the editing process, Sam Renseiw muses over the marvellous, serendipitous travelling footage from a recent walk through Kyoto film sets. Enjoy the un-planed narrative sequence, opening up a gap between juxtaposition of reality and its representation, involving both viewer and voodler in spatial and temporal levels by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 637, 02'09'', 32.9MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features, via an apparent simple frame, a complexity of interlocking spaces and moves therein. Enjoy a short moment of still(ness) before the journey's continuation. ( Lum # 158 " sanjo-line-stop " 00'59'' 4.6MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Blogger Steven Ball said...

Lovely. Denmark must be very exotic to the Japanese :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 11:28:00 pm  
Anonymous Robert said...

Absolutely wonderful! Her sudden arrival was the dream. Such a fabulous and beautiful encounter.

And truly magnificent Bonus Lumiere Video. A frame of delicate exoticism, captivating hue and seductive spacial interplay. To viewed again and again...

Friday, October 31, 2008 2:23:00 am  
Anonymous Rboert said...

I meant, to >be< viewed again and again. Or even, to view again and again. Or perhaps, just again and again and again. Such is the pleasure.

Friday, October 31, 2008 2:25:00 am  
Anonymous Robert said...

I'm afraid I had to re-vlog it here.

Friday, October 31, 2008 2:56:00 am  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

thank you robert for your kind words (and re-vlog).

regarding the train lumiere:
it is indeed a much more complex piece than i first "thought"... the actions hapening in less than a minute are serendipiuous... yet, the first look on the almost empty carriage, seen from the next one, becomes a sort of infinite mirror...the fact that it is the driver comming to controll, is also something i first realised afterwards... and i still wonder if the woman going out, at the start of the video is actually bowing before leaving....

(there is more footage from kyoto underway...)

Friday, October 31, 2008 9:00:00 pm  
Anonymous Robert said...

Ah, the bowing woman! I've just rewatched it and seen what you mean. Fabulous. Love it when a work continues to reveal itself. And yes, definitely the mirrored effect. It was something that struck me when I first viewed it. The effect of infinite depth and repetition. All held beautifully within the door frame. It's a wondrous scene.

Saturday, November 01, 2008 10:11:00 pm  

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