Saturday, March 07, 2009

On altered, descriptive contemplation

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" Patalab's voodles closely follow Mr. Palomar's thematic triad: the first type of voodles are chiefly concerned with visual experiences and tend to be purely descriptive; the second deal with anthropological and cultural themes, and the experience involves, apart from visual experiences, language, signs, symbols and added soundtracks. These voodles have a tendency to develop into narratives of sort; The third delineate more speculative experiences, relating these to larger questions on the nature of cosmos, time, infinity, the relationships between ego and world, between mind and matter. From being a descriptive and narrative voodle, it can mutate into something more meditative. Sometimes a voodle becomes a blend of the above themes, and might extends the contemplative nature even further. "

Convinced about the expanding benefits of travelling while staying at home, Sam Renseiw recorded snippets of a skyped visit to an interior space in Belo Horizonte; What appears like a simple set of mashed-up image(s), is a rather complex spatial phenomena shrinking time. Click here to view the amalgam or on the links above. (patafilm # 667, 02'36'', 20,5MB, Quicktime/mov -other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a simple (sub) urban set-up, on the other side of the globe. A type one voodle, actually: purely descriptive. (lum # 181, 00'54, 7.1MB, Quicktime/mov)

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