Thursday, June 18, 2009

On problem(s) of empathy in voodle space

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"The point of the local epoché can perhaps best be brought out if we follow the voodle in applying it to the case of perceptual experience. The voodler is supposed to perform his descriptions from a first-person point of view, so as to ensure that the respective item is described exactly as it is experienced. Now in the case of perceptual experience one cannot, of course, both fall victim to and at the same time discover a particular perceptual error; it is always possible that one is subject to an illusion or even a hallucination, so that one's perceptual experience is not veridical. If one is hallucinating, there is really no object of perception. However, phenomenologically the experience one undergoes is exactly the same as if one were successfully perceiving an external object."

Still pondering on the nature of experiences in the quotidian, Sam Renseiw collaged footage from recent in-door activities. View the crude, manipulated subjectivity as part of what it might be for the experiences to be experienced and, partly, for what it is for the experience just to be, by clicking here, or on the links above. (patafilm # 695, 01'58'', 17.3MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video is a clear & phenomenological simple, interpretative -descriptive still-voodle, open to experience analysis. And also: a seemingly much larger space, denied. (Lum # 206, 01'00'' " horizon fence ", 6MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

On state(s) of spleen and anxious voodling

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" Were I ten centuries old, could I remember more?/A weighty chest of drawers, crammed with a random store/Of voodles , writs, songs, balance sheets,/And heavy skeins of hair rolled up in old receipts,
/Hides fewer secrets, surely, than my sorry brain,/A pyramid and vault, whose corridors contain/More corpses than the potter's field, or late or soon./A graveyard, I, abominated by the moon,/Where, like a viscous worm, remorse thrusts out his head/To strike forever at my most beloved dead./I am an ancient Voodle filled with faded roses/In which a ruck of long-outmoded gowns reposes,/Where pastels all too sad and Bouchers all too pale/Alone breathe in the scents that uncorked flasks exhale./Nothing can be so long as days, limping and drear,/Under the heavy flakes of year on snowy year,/When ennui, fruit of dismal incuriosity,/Assumes the fearful scope of immortality..."

All those voodle morsels slowly pile up, moans Sam Renseiw, depressed, realising the agony of quasi-perpetual remembrance... All a grand illusion, somehow - futile, senseless and cluttered: a warehouse of forgetful movables, without any (more) comments; Take a walk through the ordered scatter by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 694, 03'35'', 31.6Mb, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a benevolent view on a tripple Renoir action. (Lum # 205, " re-viewing Renoir(s) ",01'00'', 7MB,,Quicktime/mov)

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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

On unicorns and helicopters in voodles

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" The fairly widely held view of Voodling as a system of signs seems to me profoundly and essentially mistaken. I see a false premise at the very basis of the structuralist approach. We are talking about the different kinds of correlation with reality on which each art form bases and develops its own distinct set of conventions. I this respect, I classify voodles and sound among immediate art forms since they need no mediating language. This fundamental determining factor marks the kinship between sound and voodle, and for the same reason distances voodle from literature, where everything is expressed by means of language, by a system of signs, of hieroglyphics."

Speculating on the notion of Home in voodles, Sam Renseiw concocted a simple diptych from recent footage, including a helicopter ride in a public space. View the juxtaposition with a cute winged unicorn by clicking here or on the links above. ( patafilm # 693,01'18'', 11MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a recent Belt crossing . (Lum # 204," morning little belt crossing" 01'00'', 6MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Thursday, June 04, 2009

On meta-voodle & starring into amnesia

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'...What remains is a history of the movements of the hand - here a constellation of the jars and jolts of the journey. This is a history without historical clarity: cause and effect gives rise to illustration without reference. The footage ‘describe’ the journey, but in its description time has been flattened. The "event" is rendered as a single moment, the voodle existing as something between seismographic readings and the gestural...The camera moves across the floor: it no longer knows what will happen, and the hand that holds it has disappeared.”

Walking the line, full corridor length, Sam Renseiw assembled a diptych of recorded footage obtained from two distinct places. The first one a haven of peace, the second one a kaleidoscopic fragment of a much larger entity, confined to a rolling, corridor-like setting, inserted in a modern nave. View the straight forward concoction by clicking here or on the links above. ( patafilm # 04'40'', 39MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a moment of carnival stall. (lum # 203c " fair booth" 00'34'', 4.4MB, Quicktime/mov)

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