Saturday, November 22, 2008

On outer and inner space walks (5)

click for video: Quicktime / .m4v for iPod/iPhone / direct streaming for PC

"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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Blogger Steven Ball said...

Wonderful voodle, a great ride and such a charming guide.

Monday, November 24, 2008 1:18:00 am  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

yes, thank you.
i suppose i might start making tourist voodles.... the cheap and safe way to travel :-)
i am right now editing the next voodles from a place called "the end of the world".
comming soon on patalab

Monday, November 24, 2008 7:05:00 pm  
Blogger Steven Ball said...

the touristic sublime is hot right now

Wednesday, November 26, 2008 1:28:00 am  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

yes, it is: but then again, in more oblique ways, i suppose...
it might have to do with transcending docu-soap imagery and dramaturgy into something more tangible,more haptic, yet without the didactics.

i'm working on it.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008 10:16:00 am  
Blogger Steven Ball said...

Tangible, haptic and undidactic could describe much of your work, so you're already some way there. Good luck and enjoy the ride!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008 4:05:00 pm  
Blogger LOMEG_ROM said...

Brilliant, strange, funky, queer, fantastic, eery and weird! This is voodle-ontology at it's very best!
...and finally! you are breaking voodle-rule # 1 (?) like several times and on several levels... ;-) Great!!!

If this voodle is tangible, haptic and without the didactics? I doubt that very much...
The enhanced sound, the dialogue kept and the 'nature' of the footage and views presented describe (in a very insistent way) a place nobody has visited yet!
Like Werner Herzog's 'Lessons of Darkness', this voodle moves the footage (the tangible and haptic 'tourist imagery') into a poetic fiction - or into a beautiful, haunting and somewhat malodorous science-fiction... the haptic and tangible suggesting the unfamiliar (if that is possible).

I adore your work Sam - but this one stands out! 'Being Sam Renseiw' - the derive-voodle - is a landmark. Probably the deriving of a new genre...


ps: thank you Sam for the recent visit - again, you had a great impact on our studio! I come back to that through another channel though.

Friday, November 28, 2008 11:47:00 am  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

thank you very much!

indeed, this video, that apparently seems so casual in both framing and editing is probabli part of what i seem to have been working towards during the 3 1/2 years now.

some sort of genuine, yet oblique view of reality.
maybe some bits and pieces in patalab could be labelled as "work" were the investigations somehow came closer to opening a broader field of vision, adequate to the("new") media (over)flowing in the web.

would very much apreciate some "review" of patalab or parts of the work in words, as i myself no longer seem able to write about it.

Friday, November 28, 2008 2:52:00 pm  

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