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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