Sunday, March 22, 2009

On glimpses of space and duration

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"... We observe outside us at a given moment a whole system of simultaneous positions; of the simultaneities which have preceded them nothing remains. To put duration in space is really to contradict oneself and place succession within simultaneity. Hence we must not say that external things endure, but rather that there is in them sonic inexpressible reason in virtue of which we cannot examine them at successive moments of our own duration without observing that they have changed. But this change does not involve succession unless the word is taken in a new meaning on this point we have noted the agreement of voodling and common sense. Thus in consciousness we find states which succeed, without being distinguished from one another; and in space simultaneities which, without succeeding, are distinguished from one another, in the sense that one has ceased to exist when the other appears. Outside us, mutual externality without succession ; within us, succession without mutual externality."

Intuitively splicing together clips of recently voodled footage, Sam Renseiw ponders on the measure(s) of time, in some spaces; If real duration can only be experienced by intuition, voodling might be one (of many) speculative modes of inquiry, opening a dynamic relation between idea and existing reality. View the concocted flow of images from inner and outer space(s) by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 672, 03'42'', 28MB, Quikctime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a more defined space, with precise movements. (Lum # 186, 00'50'' "descent" 6.3MB, Quicktime/mov)

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