Friday, January 30, 2009

On the loss of objects in personal spaces

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"I have no words for it. I am speechless and numb. A vast melancholy engulfs me; it happened, in the space of a fortnight: The shattering of the blue glass float and the driftwood sofa's disappearance. One occurrence was an act of will, the other due to common clumsiness. The sofa is now gone, cargoed away back to its maker, replaced by chest of drawers. I have yet to glue the float together, but I suspect that it has Humpty-Dumpty qualities, after the fall. I considered both to be vital objects in my interior architectural conscience "

The sofa spend almost two decades poetically lurking in various corners of Sam Renseiw's den. The blue glass float for even longer. It lately survived in the kitchen, perpetrating its old Mediterranean aura with an aloof, benign metaphysical presence. View the nostalgic darkly melancholic spatial collage by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 660, 02'41'', 22MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features the convulsions before another, more existential fall. (Lum # 177 " dr. Faustus's convulsions " 00'59'', 6MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

On motivated conceptual metaphor mapping

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“Reminiscences, even extensive ones, do not always amount to an autobiography. For autobiography has to do with time, with sequence and what makes up the continuous flow of life. Here, I am talking of a space, of moments and discontinuities. For even if months and years appear here, it is in the form they have in the moment of recollection. This strange form -- it may be called fleeting or eternal -- is in neither case the stuff that life is made of....yet, the camera introduces us to unconscious optics as does psychoanalysis to unconscious impulses.”

After gathering some footage from his exosomatic memory, Sam Renseiw concocted a moving cognitive map, composed as a diptych; View the unfolding of profane moves in a sacred crimson path followed by a complementary green spatial botanical traverse by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 659, 04'09'', 33.5MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a mute, didactic and multi-framed composition, conveying the making of an architectural masterpiece. (Lum # 176, "sverre's didactics" 0'59'', 6MB, Quicktime/mov )

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Friday, January 23, 2009

On spatial rotation & static embodiment

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"Poetry, I tell my students,/is idiosyncratic. Poetry//is where we are ourselves,
/(though Sterling Brown said//“Every ‘I’ is a dramatic ‘I’”)/digging in the clam flats//for the shell that snaps,/emptying the proverbial pocketbook.//Poetry is what you find/in the dirt in the corner,//overhear on the bus, God/in the details, the only way//to get from here to there./Poetry (and now my voice is rising)//is not all love, love, love,//and I’m sorry the dog died.//Poetry (here I hear myself loudest)/is the human voice,//and are we not of interest to each other?"

Pondering on Quaternions superior stability in effectuating rotations, Sam Renseiw maintained a classical outlook at the morphology of bodies in space. View the indoor composition overlapping to a central outdoor location while breezed in Buddha Machine loops by clicking here or on the links above.( patafilm # 658, 02'00'', 15.6MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video likewise focuses on the dialectics of rotation featuring a tasty version ( Lum # 175, "the sushi pass", 01'00'', 6MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

On lucid dreaming and gallery portraits

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" A Gallery Portrait is not just the anecdotic depiction of a private collection, it is also, in its play of succeeding reflections and in the near-magical charm that these increasingly minuscule repetitions create, a work of art which tips us into its own oneiric universe where its power of seduction has been amplified to an infinite degree and where the agonizing precision of the medium, far from being an end in itself, suddenly opens out into the vertiginous spirituality of the Eternal Return."

Surprised by an esquisite succession of straight foreward facades bathed in a magic winter afternoon sun, Sam Renseiw proceeded to capture the reflections, further adding some interior spaces encompassing a performative ritual. View the failed atempt at exhausting a Copenhagen space by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 657, 01'56'', 14.5MB, Quicktime/mov)

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a simple, yet quite effective blow apparatus (Lum # 174 "smoke-ring machine", 00'31'', 3MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

On cataloguing circular motion in space

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" In order to escape the arbitrary nature of existence, one is forced to impose rigourous rules and regulations on oneself, even if these rules are in turn arbitrary. But the miracle is that this system of poetics, which might seem artificial and mechanical, produces inexhaustible freedom & wealth of invention. This is because it also coincides with a passion for cataloguing and enumerating objects, situations and conditions. "

Donning skates once again this season, Sam Renseiw muses on Perec's habit of cataloguing while moving around, having the feeling of not reaching anywhere, just desperately voodling away in some sort of futile spatial perpetuum mobile. View the circular travelling by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 656, 02'11'', 16.3Mb, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a battle scene captured in another time and space, yet still fresh.(Lum #173 "re-viewing potemkin", 6.3MB, 00'59'', Quicktime/mov)

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