Thursday, July 30, 2009

On doppler effect(s) in voodles

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" A zone does not represent symbolise anything, anymore that anything else does in voodles: the zone is a zone, it's life, and as one makes one's way across it, one can break down or may come through. Whether one comes through or not depends on one's capacity to distinguish between what maters and what is merely passing.."

This particular voodle is actually a diptych, resonating with Doppler effectfulness, becoming a picturesque zone of natural interference: the beauty of greenery meeting a sudden burst of baroque urbanity. View the animated passage, complete with ambient underlay by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 704, 03'57'' 36.7MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere video features once again the popular flora and fauna theme, albeit from a bovine frontal view, obliquely twisted. (lum # 215, " flora & fauna 3 ", 00'53'', 5.7MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Monday, July 27, 2009

On content, form & place in voodling

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"The voodler is an mildly armed version of the solitary walker reconnoitring, softly stalking, cruising the urban complexities, a voyeuristic stroller who discovers the city as a landscape of voluptuous extremes. Adept of the joys of watching, connoisseur of empathy, the flâneur voodler finds the world "picturesque"... One of the many aims of voodling could be to show how spaces are what they are, even that they are what they are, in a descriptive, subjective & conscious form, rather than to show what it all means, or could mean..."

Changing location (again) for a moment, Sam Renseiw cruised new urban landscapes, inhaling: alpine brine, trickling down massively heaped blackthorn walls, while reminiscing odd situations...View the slow, promenade architecturale with ordered downpour and bovine mastication, by clicking here, or on the links above. (patafilm # 703, 03'02'', 25.9MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features (again) the popular summer theme of flora and fauna, this time as a fresh, genuine & live, outdoor impression. (Lum # 214," flora & fauna 2 ",01'00'', 6MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

On architectural investigations & anthologies

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"Voodled images do not seem to be statements about the world so much as pieces of it, miniatures of reality that anyone can make or even download.[...] In a way, while teaching us new visual codes, voodles enlarge our notion of what is worth looking at and what we have a right to observe. They are a grammar and, even more important, an ethics of seeing[...] Finally, the most grandiose result of the voodling enterprise is to give us the sense that we can hold the whole world in our heads - as an anthology of moving images."

"Maybe so", muses Renseiw, paraphrasing Sontag, while visiting a well preserved, and still functioning sanatorium, " but an anthology will still remain fragmented". View the moving escalation to the top floor by clicking here, or on the links above.( patafilm # 702, 04'34'', 40.9MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features the popular theme of flora and fauna, here in an restrained, in-door version. (Lum # 213, 01'00'', " flora & fauna, indoor " 6.3MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

On nature, space and inbetween-voodling

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" The wall returns to form the fourth side of the open courtyard, where the majority of it is missing, leaving nature beyond to complete the enclosure. Herein is an aura of immanence, of engagement with something in the process of happening. Fragments of collums fluting or stretching room-forms are in the process of transmuting towards growth or decay... The main room resembles something of the traditional multipurpose "tupa" space, with an open fire, and with the addition of a small loft studio, nestling between the apex of the roof. At the meeting of the two wings there is a small kitchen. The modest bedrooms and bathrooms are accessed by a cloister-like corridor which faces the courtyard, being either pierced by the sun through its doors and windows, or shuttered tight against the cold..."

Apparently taking a scrutinising, moving approach (in)to a memorable piece of Nordic architecture, Sam Renseiw stretches the limits of testing body-space morphologies in the apparent maze of the simple corridor. View the elementary observations, complete with boatshelter, book reviews and diary of a parachutist noise-art re-mix by clicking here, or, on the links above.(patafilm # 701, 06'45'', 62Mb, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a more static point of view, nevertheless representing an animated moment. (Lum # 212, 00'53''," window dog, tampere ", Quicktime/mov)....For a more psychedelic version, with sound, of the same scene, click here.

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

On keeping Ithaka in the mind while voodling

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"Keep Ithaka always in your mind./Arriving there is what you're destined for, /but don't hurry the journey at all,/better if it lasts for years,/so you're old by the time you reach the island,/wealthy with all you've gained on the way,/not expecting Ithaka to make you rich. // Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey./Without her you wouldn't have set out./She has nothing left to give you now./And if you find her poor, Ithaka won't have fooled you./Wise as you will have become, so full of experience,/you'll have understood by then/what these Ithakas mean."

The journey, the journey mumbled Renseiw, encountering numerous flash-backs and other deja-vus, circling the Villa while wondering on matters of morphology of body and space. View the unfolding around the pool by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 700(!), 05,14'', 46.4MB, Quicktime/mov -other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a contrasting balance, mixing location, semiotics and acrobatics. (Lum # 211 " jamaican superman, helsinki" 01'00'', 6MB, Quicktime/mov

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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

On Benvenuto's summer punch

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" We are gathered here...we whose task it is to dream of the impossible...perfection...each one beleaves he carries a spark in him...but we understand, we realise that we are only one part...when will unity come, that unites it all? Both humorous and tragic, able to be building and torn down.... the loves for the spirit of matter ... the mystery of the world... the synthesis... and ladies... to that bottoms up "

Walking the flow of space from forest to prow along contours and elongated curves, Sam Renseiw goes almost all the way round a building's exterior, loosing most definitions on the way. Follow the curve to the forest, the amphitheatre and the prow by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 699, 04'41'', 41.4MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video happens to be a tad shaky in its almost surreal maritime set-up. ( Lum # 210," vesikko & viking", 01'00'', 5.7MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Monday, July 06, 2009

On the production of new realities

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"In analogue film, light leaves traces on the sensitive emulsion, imprinting on it permanent shadows. The manipulation of two realities - the superimposition of two stills, both traces of material realities - produces something that is already outside the logic of "realism". Rather than represent reality, it produces a new reality... "

Vaguely remembering the insinuation that the only semiotic system capable of interpreting another semiotic system is to be language, Sam Renseiw realised while editing more finish(ing) footage, that voodling makes interior architecture something other, transforms it into a new item. And that new item is, in itself and apart from the fact to which it is referring, an event, that could also be called a "fact". View the new interior artefact by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 698, 03'28'', 22MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video takes a deep focused view on framing moving objects & persons on an island. (lum # 209, "silja, passing", 01'00'', 7MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Saturday, July 04, 2009

On the patamatics of interior voodle gaze

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" To live is to leave traces. In the interior these are emphasised. An abundance of covers and protectors, liners and cases are devised, on which the traces of objects of everyday use are imprinted. The traces of the occupant also leave their impressions on the interior....I can thus feel myself under the gaze of someone whose eyes I do not see, not even discern. From the moment this gaze exists, I am already something other, in that I feel myself becoming an object for the gaze of others. But in this position, which is a reciprocal one, others also know that I am an object who knows himself to be seen. "

Architecture is not simply a platform that accommodates the viewing subject. It is also a viewing mechanism that might produce the subject. It precedes and frames its occupants, and certainly exerts a moving theatricality in the expansive patamatics of the voodling gaze. View the cornered moves in a famed Nordic interior by clicking here or immerse first in Brut Smog's fine analytic dissection of voodling. (patafilm # 697b, 06'35'', 55.3MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a serene moment of a walkway into a lake, recorded from a quite famous hut. (Lum # 208 " alvar's pond " 00'49'', 6MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Thursday, July 02, 2009

On showing reality, just voodling-by

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"The last few nights he had had the most uncertain feelings about the sidewalk just around the corner here, moving in the starlight toward his house. He had felt that a moment prior to his making the turn, someone had been there. The air seemed charged with a special calm as if someone had waited there, quietly, and only a moment before he came, simply turned to a shadow and let him through. Perhaps his nose detected a faint perfume, perhaps the skin on the backs of his hands, on his face, felt the temperature rise at this one spot where a person’s standing might raise the immediate atmosphere ten degrees for an instant. There was no understanding it. Each time he made the turn, he saw only the white, unused, buckling sidewalk, with perhaps, on one night, something vanishing swiftly across a lawn before he could focus his eyes or speak."

Just passing by, Sam Renseiw, impressed by a Fahrenheit 451 deja-vu, meticulously recorded the seemingly spontaneous raucousness in 3 , uncut, panoramic takes. View the docu-voodle with pure diegetic soundtrack by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 696, 02.07, 18.7 MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a new lofty departure. (Lum # 207, "oyutbound, again" 01'00'', 6.3 MB, Quicktime/mov)

Expect a more steady stream of finish[ing] docu-voodles on patalab until the end og august. Best summer wishes to all, Sam.

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