Sunday, November 30, 2008

On derive at World's End

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" I have neither the scholar's melancholy, which is emulation, nor the musician's, which is fantastical, nor the courtier's, which is proud, nor the soldier's, which is ambitious, nor the lawyer's, which is politic, nor the lady's, which is nice, nor the lover's, which is all these: but it is a melancholy of mine own, compounded of many simples, extracted from many objects, and indeed the sundry's contemplation of my travels, in which my often rumination wraps me in a most humorous sadness. "

Editing morsels of recent footage, Sam Renseiw sudently struck with hefty melancholy, speculates on the possible futility of voodling, its frailty and non-object status in a world dominated by the tangible functional. Join a derive-like psychogeographic hike to World's End by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 646, 04'57'' 17.5MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a more prosaic derive, albeit in a artfull seting ( Lum # 166 "art-floor-cleaning" 00'54''; 8.47 MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

On witnessing the bestowing of decoration

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" The writing of, say, Racine or Malherbe, perpendicular, diamanté, is pitted, is it not, and sprigged with sparkles; the flints and pebbles are there, no end of humble tags and commonplaces[...] they give you the phrase, the sparkle, the precious margaret. Perhaps only the French can do it. Perhaps only the French language can give you the thing you want."

Or benevolent photography, then, muses Sam Renseiw, capturing on-the-go-footage of decorative bestowments at the local French dependance together with Yi-hua. View the roughed, tinted footage of Lars S'' knighthood, complete with buffet and city centre by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 648, 03'06'', 28MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video feature a slow restoration of an older ferry scene ( Lum # 165 " the conservator", 00'59'', 4.9MB, Quikctime/mov )

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

On outer and inner space walks (5)

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"There's a icon on this page, Maxine, just above. It's a portal and it takes you inside Sam Renseiw....You'll see some fine old parts of Kyoto through Renseiw's eyes... and then after about 8 minutes, you're spit out... Anyway, the point is... this is a very odd thing... I mean, it raises all sorts of philosophical-type questions, you know... about the nature of self, about the existence of a soul. You know, am I me? Is Renseiw Renseiw? Do you see what a metaphysical can of worms this portal is? "

Taking the voodling point of view further into the realm of the specific, Sam Renseiw re-fitted the captured (pulled) footage, adding one more vantage point to the seen, propelling the simple act of seeing into quite a dazzling, reflective and thus generically reflective, topic. View the unfolding of the outer gaze, complete with the re-enclosed, enhanced original soundtrack by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 645 [©], 08'04'', 42.2MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a more still, serene moment of reflection. (Lum # 164,"morning reflection(s)" 00'59'', 4.6MB, Quickime/mov)

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

On momentary ethnological digress

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"Ethnology is characterised by a focus on processes, but also by a holistic perspective in which sociality, subjectivity and materiality are inseparable dimensions. Ethnology views its own history and theory reflectively as an integrated part of the realities it seeks to grasp. At the core of the ethnological endeavour is the investigation of the diverse and shifting ways in which practises of cultural history interact with other forms of practice as well as the ways in which the fields of study, the terms and categories of ethnology itself are formed and transformed. An ethnological culture analysis is therefore inextricably bound up with self-reflection as to its own scholarly practice."

Continuously accumulating more daily footage than editable, Sam Renseiw rescued two panoramic takes from an afternoon ethnological academic visit. View today's dypthic compilation post of outer and inner space [walking] by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 644, 03'54'',19.3MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features an urban space, perfumed. (Lum # 166," the habour laboratory " 01'00'', 4.6M, Quicktime/mov)

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Sunday, November 09, 2008

On drthsmth and warholswig

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"Modernity for Baudelaire is not simply a form of relationship to the present; it is also a mode of relationship that has to be established with oneself. The deliberate attitude of modernity is tied to an indispensable asceticism. To be modern is not to accept oneself as one is in the flux of the passing moments; it is to take oneself as object of a complex and difficult elaboration: what Baudelaire, in the vocabulary of his day, calls dandyism..."

Pondering -obliquely- once again, on the subject of enlightenment and post-post-post modernity, Sam Renseiw recently scrutinised the delicate, etheric and yet sharp photographic work(s) of Dorothee Smith. View the -on the spot- moving portrait of drth and Anaïs Boudot at by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 643, 01'29'', 8,1MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features other girls [Lum # 161, "rickshaw photo-op " , 01'00'', 4.8MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Saturday, November 08, 2008

On outer and inner space walks (4)

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"As we all know there’s scarcely a literate culture on earth that doesn’t have some translations of Japanese haiku in its poetry anthologies. From this, an international non-Japanese haiku movement has begun, which takes the idea of haiku hundreds of new directions. School teachers in Denmark, Italy, or California have no hesitation giving translations of Japanese haiku to their students, and then also reading locally-written brief poems to them, telling the children to look around, see what they see, have a thought, make an image, and write their own brief poem."

In under two minutes, the path is infinite, yet already clearly defined, as if bridged, ponders Sam Renseiw, shortly afterwards to be obliquely introduced to Snyder, just to have a recap on return. View a very short walk along the Philosppher's Path , stepping aside for a visit, and moments of gravel artfully heaped by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 642 , 02'40'', 13.6Mb, Quicktiem/mov other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a short monet of waiting. ( Lum # 160 " kyoto bus stop" 00'52'' 3.8MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

On mornings after change

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just a happy morning post-card-voodle from Sam's Coffeshop.

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

On talent management and docu-voodling

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" A talent was the mass of a cubic foot of water. The exact value of the talent thus depended on what foot was in use in a specific part of the world at a certain period in history. The Roman talent was defined as 80 Roman pounds ("librae", plural of "libra"). The value of the libra, from the days of Charlemagne, makes the Roman talent equal to about 26.107 kg. Incidentally, this would imply a value of about 0.2969 m for the Roman foot; For some obscure reason, a foot whose length is derived backwards from a given value of the talent is called a geometric foot. Outside of Rome, the talent was normally divided into 60 minas; a mina (or maneh) was thus roughly equal to a modern avoirdupois pound... on the other hand, a talent show can also be a live performance spectacle (sometimes on television) where contestants perform acting, singing, dancing, acrobatics, and other art forms. Talent shows have been around since the beginning of time. Some very early known works include Shakespeare plays held in courtyards for the community to enjoy."

Sometimes, one single afternoon might encompass a large variety of didactic, performative happenings, opening quite charming and oblique re-views into aspects of talent. Sam Renseiw recently checked into Talenthotel, a well prepared mini-conference with a delightful display of dance flow and Beatnix. View the second episode from this mini-spoap docu-voodle by clicking on the icon or links above.

Underneath, are the icons and links to the 3 other "talent-sketch-voodles". Click appropriately to view. (patafilm(s) # 640- ('02'32''/13.2MB), # 640a (02'10''/11.3MB), # 640b (02'09''/11.2MB) and # 640c (02'47''/14.4Mb), all Quicktime/mov - other versions at

# 640; Quicktime / .m4v for iPod-Iphone / Flash

# 640 b Quicktime / .m4v for iPod-Iphone / Flash

# 640 c Quicktime / .m4v for iPod-Iphone / Flash

No Bonus Lumiere Video today. Sorry.
"But expect quite a few in the future" promises Sam, still loaded with footage from Japan.

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Saturday, November 01, 2008

On outer and inner space walks (3)

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"If Bergson believed anything," Hartshorne writes, "it was the asymmetry of time, the openness of the future and determinateness of the past." But Bergson, Hartshorne argues, too readily forgot that the denial of determinism, so central to his project, rests on the denial of the symmetry of time. Determinism, Hartshorne urges, following Peirce and Bergson himself, takes an essentially symmetrical view of time. That is why, on Laplace's model, one can as readily retrodict the past as predict the future, given an adequate knowledge of the present state of the world and its unchanging laws. The core of Bergson's message was that the determinism that negates human freedom and closes the open fu­ture arises in a false analogy between time and space: Space is an affair of mutual exclusion of elements, "whereas time is an affair of mutual inclusion." By preserving a certain symmetry in both space and time, Hartshorne argues, Bergson compromises the ultimate asymmetry of time and falls into "The most glaring confusion in Time and Free Will."

Voodling in an utterly condensed environment, Sam Renseiw lost track of linear space and time coordinates. View the unfolding of complex views, featuring a temple, a pond, a tea house, several meandering gardens, a veranda, a bridge, a side shrine, a walled dry -garden, a large covered porch , a daruma monk painting and a closing sign, all condensed in a simple travelling shot. Ciick here or on the links above to view. (patafilm # 639, 03'02'', 14.7MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features another prosaic view at the condensation of time and space while moving. [Lum # 159b " kyoto taxiing", 4.6MB, Quicktime/mov)

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