Sunday, April 19, 2009

On local sakura & out-door tatami shots

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" One thesis is that a Voodle is like a distorting mirror, or the coloured sweet wrapper. Like the distorting mirror or sweet wrapper, it releases us from a certain narrow or conventional way of seeing the world. It creates and also does not create the reality which exists within the borders of the footage. What matters crucially, however, is the way it does this. Before I pursue that line of thought any further, I want to come at the issue of Voodling from another angle. One might think that all one has to do is point a camera in any direction and press the shutter. What does it matter what you Voodle, or how? And yet it matters immensely. The agonizing thing, which any Voodler will tell you is how hard it is to record significant footage. In that particular mood, fleeing from the mundane, you look around a space — or up and down a street — and all you see is a chaotic world of jumble and rubble. From all sides one is assailed by the accidental, the pointless brute existence of things, even in exquisite parks "

Following the local trail of cherry blossoms, Sam Renseiw stumbled straight into the crowded, annual Sakura Festival at Langelinie. Free- voodling in Ozu's tatami shot height (aka the picnic blanket view) albeit in a genuinely more restless way, Sam later concocted the footage into a lone visual hanami experience. View a bout of mono no aware by clicking here or on the links above. (patafafilm # 682, 03'00, 26.8 MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video likewise features local hanami. (Lum # 196, " langelinie sakura '09 '', 01'00'', 6MB, Quicktime/mov)

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