Thursday, February 26, 2009

On the semantics of portrait voodling

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The hallmark "blur"—sometimes a softening, sometimes almost a hard smear —has two effects: 1. It offers the footage a painted appearance; and 2. Paradoxically, it testifies the voodler's editing actions, both skilled and coarse, and the plastic nature of the voodle itself. In some voodles blurs and smudges are severe enough to disrupt the footage; it becomes hard to understand or believe. The subject is nullified. In these voodles, images and symbols (such as landscapes, portraits, and other footage) are rendered fragile illusions, fleeting conceptions in our constant reshaping of the world."

Re-considering dogmas on documentary clarity, Sam Renseiw smudges portrait footage with virtual brush strokes. Posted the same day as Richter's London opening, the moving footage atempts to re-frame the semantic fixtures of the portrait voodle. Click here or on the links above to view. Patafilm # 665, 03'31'', 28.5MB, Quicktime/mov - Other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a quiet sunset, in a particular window. (Lum # 180, "setting" 00'59'', 6.6 MB, Quicktime/mov).
Sadly, this week one of the worlds finest architects passed away. A previously posted Lumiere captured his fine didactics in a public space.(lum # 176, "sverre's didactics " 0'59'', 6MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

On intuitively voodling consciousness frames

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" Voodling appears to take in the whole field of view in the scenes represented. But it gives a false description of the view, according to the rules of the art, employing the signs that result from the incidence of the lines of vision. By this means, the higher and the lower points in the view, and those between, are preserved; and some objects seem to appear in the foreground, and others in the background, and other to appear in some other way, on the smooth and level surface. So also philosophers copy the truth, after the manner of voodling."

[Most of the propositions and questions in voodles arise from a failure to understand the logic of visual language. (They belong to the same class as the question whether the good is more or less identical to the beautiful.) And it is not surprising that the deepest problems are in fact not problems at all.]

Inspired by the constancy of fine visual experiments emanating from Quebec, Sam Renseiw set about to re-frame a casual 360° rounding of a rectangular building, establishing a drone like frame for spatial sense and reference investigation(s). View the stabilised footage by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 664, 06'14'', 48.4MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a serene autumnal moment. ( Lum # 179, silent autumn fjord" 00'51, 4.9MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Introite nam et hic dii sunt

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"... A particular feature of this (docu) voodle is the unusual use of some narrative text. Yet, it neither dominates nor is it subjected to the image. Rather it is rhythmically interwoven with it in a crude way, together with the addition of a soundtrack. The original was a booklet, hand printed in only 21 copies... In a way, with this printed work we betrayed Gutenberg for McLuhan a long time ago. So there is absolutely no inevitability as long as there is a willingness to contemplate what is happening..."

The booklet, an accompanying catalogue to an temporary installation work entitled "Architext" might as well be re-voodled decided Sam Renseiw, more than 16 years later (those where the days). View the crude montage with sound by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 663, 02'44'', 21.5MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a more recent up-lifted endeavour. ( Lum # 178 " towering asbestos "00'44'', 5Mb, Quicktime/mov)

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Sunday, February 08, 2009

On mnemonic & nostalgia [for former works]

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" Somewhat like a memory leak, a legend will resurface and be retold when needed. The contours and form of appearance may change imperceptibly or drastically through time - depending entirely on the new context in which the legend is told. Lighting conditions may be altered, the scenario apparently changed - but he ethical electrifying layers of its basic substance remain the same throughout time."

Remaining hopelessly provincial, Sam Renseiw - while updating his alter-ego's picture gallery of former works, re-views selected spaces from a long gone exhibition. As all was taking place at the very end of last century, before the web's spread, there is only sparse documentation. Thus: enjoy some rare imagery of Roskilde's Legende III by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 662, 01'04'', 9MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

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Thursday, February 05, 2009

On more blind-voodling for spaceships

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" Finally: a mesmerising magic blind oneiric voodle of the second kind for The Spaceship Earth Salon, an initiative started by an Oslo-based group with the intention to hijack the phenomenon of Scandinavian Design, rid it of retro-aestheticism, moralism and celebritism and forge a new current - embracing science, technology, magic and a radical paradigm of sustainable design."

Entering The Space Ship yesterday, blindfolded and lucidly dreaming away in visual languish, Sam Renseiw focused on magic pataphysical distortion clearances while simultaneously being guided through by a beautiful woman at the furniture fair. View the second blind-voodle by clicking here, on the links above, or come to the SpaceShipEarthSalon # 1 @ Teater Lacrimosa, Tengdahlsg 32 in Stockholm tonight . (blind voodle # 02 , 03'36'', 31.6Mb, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

On blind-voodling furniture for spaceships

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"Being an “un-fair” - a mirror event of the actual fair - our means of expression will include spectacular surprises from the Scandinavian contemporary underground - in music, dance, art and magic - celebrating the inception of still “un-designed” & “un-manufactured” products and spaces - addressing the scene’s urgent need for fun, beauty, meaning and action. The Space Ship Earth Salon is scheduled for apparition at major events in design and architecture internationally. Its aim is to advocate an optimistic view of science, technology and reality production, radical strategies for intelligent design - and the free exploration of the human body - including inner and outer space."

Momentarily blinded by circumstances, Sam Renseiw donned his magic exile goggles and migrated to Stockholm. Guided by a young & utterly beautiful young lady, Renseiw managed to record some useful footage at the Stockholm Furniture Fair and vicinity locations. View the visual Braille-mash with superb added dub by clicking here or on the links above. (patalab blind-voodle #01, 06'26'', 57.5Mb, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

On scanning semiotics on walls

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"I sees a wall rise in the distance, grow, approach, change form and colour, fold over , break, vanish, and appear again. Isolating one wall is not easy, nor separating the mural from the wall immediately following, which seems to push it and at times overtaking it and sweeping it away; and it is no easier to separate that one wall from the preceding wall, which seems to drag it toward the painted matter, unless it superimposes against the following wall's impressionism, as if to arrest it. Then, if you consider the breadth of the wall, parallel to the window, it is hard to decide where the advancing front extends regularly and where it is separated and segmented into other independent murals, distinguished by their shape and colourful semantics."

Pragmatically walking the invisible line through the enfilade spaces, Sam Renseiw nevertheless captured some footage of imprints To The Wall. View the colourful intersect of bodies in spaces by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 661, 03'28'', 28.6Mb, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features more from inside the same walls. Lum # 178 " to the walls" 00'59, 6MB, Quicktime/mov)

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