Wednesday, December 31, 2008

On the everlasting flow of things

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" The everlasting universe of things / Flows through the mind, and rolls its rapid waves, / Now dark—now glittering—now reflecting gloom—/ Now lending splendour, where from secret springs / The source of human thought its tribute brings / Of waters, with a sound but half its own.../ I seem as in a trance sublime and strange / To muse on my own separate phantasy, / My own, my human mind, which passively / Now renders and receives fast influencings, / Holding and unremitting interchange / With the clear universe of things around; ...// The secret strength of things / Which governs thought, and to the infinite dome / Of heaven is as a law, inhabits thee! / And what were thou, and earth, and stars, and sea, / If to the human mind's imaginings / Silence and solitude were vacancy?"

This post concludes the year's uploaded moving imagery; Thank you, viewers for your kind patience and elaborate, inspiring comments. Thank you, fellow Vloggers and Voodlers for your own inspiring video posts. The very best wishes for a prosperous, imaginative, creative and inspiring new year. Yours, Sam. (patafilm # 355, 04'12'', 27.5MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Todays Double Bonus Lumiere Video features (A) an illuminated shed and then (B) some more humane moves. (Lum # 172, 00'37'', 3.2Mb, Quicktime/mov // Lum # 173, 01'00'', 6.2MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Saturday, December 20, 2008

On junctions and disconnected spaces

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"I do not know where I am, and where I am going to. I have seen some beauty. Glimpses of beauty and happiness. As I was moving ahead occasionally I indeed saw brief glimpses of Beauty. Yes, la beauté. And it is still beautiful in my memory. And it is real, as real as this voodle."

Sort of stranded for a moment, Sam Renseiw, in the process of recapitulation, re-views a moment of stationary, complete with fiat lux and Jonas Mekas voice-over. View the psychogeographic deroulement by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 652, 02'12'', 13.9MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video feature a more crowded passage from a Philosopher's Lane. (lum # 171, 00'01'', 6MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Saturday, December 13, 2008

On the elaboration of certain space(s)

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" Every viewer finds him/herself. The voodler's work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the viewer to discern what, without this video, he/she would perhaps never have seen in him/herself....If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time. "

Having - according to his obsessive voodling habits - accumulated more interior footage than needed to manufacture a particular dreamscape, Sam Renseiw montaged recent bits and bites left-overs into a lively, interior spatial triptych. Enter the twisted enfilade by clicking here or on the links above ( patafilm # 653, 03'28'', 20.9MB, Quicktime/mov -other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a slightly off-center, shadowy pas de deux ( lum # 170 " side-steps and shadow" , 01'00'', 6MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

On detournement of re-enactments

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"Re-enactment is a phenomenon which has gained a footing in visual art in recent years. In this practice, historical material or material which already exists is reenacted. We know the genre from amateur actors’ staged reconstructions of dramatic historical events, battles or other acts of war. A re-enactment in art is not just a repetition of a given historical event, but also involves a re-evaluation of the historical occurrence in question, and also making it topical. The form is dependent on personal involvement and interaction, which means going beyond the precise or authoritative version of the story."

After performing a recent Reality Check, Sam Renseiw edited the gathered footage into a meta-re-enactment. View the detournement including two new layers by clicking here or on the links above. ( patafilm # 651, 02'54'' 18MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a more controlled situation (lum # 169 " urban courtesy " 00'31'', 3.1MB, Quicktime/mov

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Sunday, December 07, 2008

On branching the pursuit of happiness

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" Boutique L.U.I.S asks the classic question: "can one buy happiness?" Most theories within psychology believe the answer is no, still the experience economy has great success in selling various forms of happiness. Though it is paradoxical, many consumers will do anything in their power to attain happiness- thus they readily " buy" it. Does it make sense to pursue happiness? In doing so does one become happier? "

While pondering on the unique opportunity to acquire some happiness, Sam Renseiw, twiigged, caught a few glances from outside, editing the investigations with more inside information-footage. View glimpses of branching happiness-taxonomies, decoratively displayed, by clicking here or on he links above. (patafilm # 649, 02'20'', 14.7MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features yet another reflective decorum . (Lum # 168 " barber-shop reflections" 00'58'' , 5.7MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Thursday, December 04, 2008

On derive at World's End (2)

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" The four and twenty letters make no more variety of words in diverse languages, than melancholy conceits produces diversity of symptoms in several persons.They are irregular, obscure, various, so may as well make the moon a new coat, as a true character of a melancholy in man..."

Walking the confines of melancholy at World's End, Sam Renseiw ponders on the whereabouts of Troy and Mycenae, the songs of spring, the lightness of creative being and other Ubi Sunt. Drift along by clicking here or on the links above - other versions at (patafilm # 647, 05'08', 27.3Mb, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a fine moment of Jitter Bugging ( Lum # 167 " autumn jitter " 01'00'' , 6MB, Quicktime/mov)

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