Thursday, January 15, 2009

On lucid dreaming and gallery portraits


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

" 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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7 Comments:

Blogger zoe tati said...

smoke-ring-machine ! loops in loops, great :)

Thursday, January 15, 2009 1:33:00 pm  
Blogger gurdonark said...

Brick, mortar, human aspiration, dreams. I love winter sights and spaces, which may never be exhausted. Thanks for remixing my song as well!

Thursday, January 15, 2009 2:48:00 pm  
Blogger Juan Luis Casañas Ballester said...

Hey, Sam, I needed this today.
Greattings.

Thursday, January 15, 2009 6:04:00 pm  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

hola juan luis hombre!
still voodling? good. your last one from august was fine, so more to come this year. keep on.
(shoenes untericht blog auf deutsch has du auch wie ich sehe ?)

Thursday, January 15, 2009 8:58:00 pm  
Blogger gurdonark said...

wow! Having only watched the voodle the first time, I missed the smoke rings! What an amazing bit of footage. I gave it a shout-out in my weblog. Well done.

Thursday, January 15, 2009 9:45:00 pm  
Blogger Juan Luis Casañas Ballester said...

Haha, Sam, Ja, I took Deutsch in the University, aber ich spreche nur ein bissen.

Friday, January 16, 2009 2:17:00 am  
Blogger Steven Ball said...

I think I have had this dream, with Uncle Hugo too!

Monday, January 19, 2009 11:15:00 am  

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