Sunday, March 15, 2009

On voodle impressions and interpretations

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" Interpretation does not, of course, always prevail. In fact, a great deal of voodles maybe understood as motivated by a flight from interpretation. To avoid interpretation, voodle may become parody. Or it may become abstract. Or it may become ("merely") decorative. Or it may become non-voodle. The flight from interpretation seems particularly a feature of abstract video. Abstract video is the attempt to have, in the ordinary sense, no content; since there is no content, there can be no interpretation. Voodle works by the opposite means to the same result; using a content so blatant, so "what it is," it, too, ends by being uninterpretable."

What is important now is to recover our senses, muses Sam Renseiw, quoting Sontag again and paraphrasing further: "We must learn to see more, to hear more, to feel more. Our task is not to find the maximum amount of content in a voodle, much less to squeezes more content out of the work than is already there. The task is to cut back content so that one can see [the] thing at all". ...In today's voodle two distinct spaces are juxtaposed. Click here or on links above to view the merging of footage and space. (patafilm # 670, 02'42'', 22MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at Blip-tv)

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features an ultra-short moment of simple complexity. ( Lum # 184,"urban crossings " 00'23'', 3.5MB, Quicktime/mov)

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