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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Blogger gurdonark said...

"Watch for falling objects!"
"Construction Zone!"

In "real life" the deconstruction of things can lead to falling metal and warnings to spectators.

In the equally real life of deconstructive cinema, it is expectations that are removed--and all eyes are trained upon what is the fall-out.

Sunday, February 22, 2009 12:31:00 am  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

actually, the intent was not to deconstruct (whatever that might be visually) but to gather the feeling of walking once around the building (a maritime shed, used for storing top of tall ships riggs - now restored with all the doors put back again)

to convey the experience of the shift between: open/closed, light/darkness, inside/outside... and at the end there is the alley and the twist of the view to starts anew.

i tried to slow the footage and to stabilise it.
a strange effect then happened, as i still use imove06. i then letterboxed the footage, so as to emphasise the continuity of the verticality of the openings and the doors... then i realised that twice a figure can be seen across the view, in the space.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 5:03:00 pm  
Blogger gurdonark said...

Cool! Thanks for the explanation. I was struck by the construction zone imagery, and the idea of deconstruction, but it's even cooler to see/imagine it all as as you describe it.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 10:05:00 pm  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

here is a link to a very recent article about the building(s) , with some fine images >

flip to pages 8 - 13

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 8:26:00 pm  
Blogger gurdonark said...

Thanks for the cite about the site!
Cool book. Love the web layout, too.

Saturday, February 28, 2009 1:57:00 pm  
Blogger Jimi B. said...

Sam... le Québec te salue !!! Jimi

Tuesday, March 03, 2009 4:49:00 am  

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