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 Blip.tv)

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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