Sunday, August 02, 2009

On exotic elements in the specific, quotidian

click for video: Quicktime / .m4v for iPod/iPhone / direct streaming for PC

"A really scientific analysis must be real, simplifying, and explanatory". Voodle analysis reveals features that are real, in the sense that users of the visual language can recognise and respond to them. At the same time, a voodle is an abstraction from visual language – not a picture, but a category of pictures defined by the way it is distinguished from other categories through rules unique to the visual language. The entire visual-structure of a language can be generated from a relatively small number of rules."

Just montaging bits of recent holiday footage, Sam Renseiw concocted an seemingly anthropological docu-voodle, complete with insisting carillon soundtrack. View the collage of quotidian elements, revealing both the picturesque and somehow disturbingly quiet rural settings by clicking here, or on the links above. (patafilm # 705, 03'15'', 30.6Mb, Quickltime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere video features the passage of a motor paddle vessel, in [almost] HD. (lum # 216, ludwig, passing " 01'00'', 8.9MB, Quicktime/mov)

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