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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Blogger Daniel said...

like rattling around in your trusty mind..your fluers are surely not so very mal.

i started to get pretty gloomy watching this. and the tiny mooks came and lay next to me. "i'm watching a sad video." "it doesn't seem so sad." she countered...maybe.

and here, it seems that our conversation has turned out, finally, to be about none other than that: conversation. which means victory for both of us. and which should probably cheer us up immeasurably.


Monday, June 15, 2009 2:28:00 am  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

thank you so much.

yes, i hope so ... conversation;

as voodles are more "show" than "tell", there remains quite a large margin for interpretation(s) and/or further projections.

the meta-blogger identity probably also might disturb a more clear-cut understading/interpretation of the seen...
and yet the voodles seem to be relatively precise in conveying a general mood/feeling of the moment, that cannot realy be expressed fully in words.. i guess i would be a writer/blogger then, with a more elaborate prose...

i was in this (extraordinary) place anyway, and recorded some footage... and, yes, my mood these days is gloomy, so in some ways it spills over..

hopefuly i do not spoil others moods, these days...

Monday, June 15, 2009 7:54:00 am  
Blogger gurdonark said...

The observer observing observers observing an observation of Renoirs. The original footage is spectacular, and the two observers are charming. Perhaps the true dialogue of a lumiere is not sound or even image, but text and subtext :).

Thursday, June 25, 2009 1:22:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think my music certainly aptly fit the mood of the footage....
everyday objects - antiques especially - have an invisible history - as they carry on through time and space - the strange destiny of physical objects....

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 4:57:00 pm  

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