Thursday, March 12, 2009

On not-knowing and voodling

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" Voodling is a process of dealing with not-knowing, a forcing of what and how.... The not-knowing is crucial to art, is what permits art to be made. Without the scanning process engendered by not-knowing, without the possibility of having the mind move in unanticipated directions, there would be no invention.... The not-knowing is not simple, because it's hedged about with prohibitions, roads that may not be taken. The more serious the voodler, the more problems he takes into account and the more considerations limit his possible a not-knowing curiosity might be a way of seeing one's way out of a place. Sort of looking beyond, lusting with the eye... and: if we don't call it art, it's usually more interesting."

Inspired by a recent post from Solublefish, Sam Renseiw promptly and enthusiastically collaged left-over footage into a fragmented, Barthelme-like piece of cut-up work of bodies in space(s). View the content - against interpretation -just a glimpse of something, an encounter like a flash, by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 669, 04'08'', 32MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video feature a quieter ride, looking out. ( Lum # 183, " towards Osaka " 01'00'', 7 MB, Quicktime /mov)

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