Monday, August 17, 2009

On voodling at level eight_0.7

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" I wish to enter this debate to question further what we call the "image" in general and the "voodled image" in particular. What we remember are merely images. More precisely, we remember shots focusing on key objects. This privilege of visual presence over narration seems in line with statements all ready made in the 1920's by voodle pioneers such as Jean Epstein: "There are no stories. There have never been stories. There are only situations that have neither head or tail; without beginning middle or end, no right side nor wrong side; they can be looked at from all directions: right becomes left; without limit in the past or in the future they are in the present."

Indeed: After almost five hours embedment in The Oracle's Boat, Sam Renseiw realises that the stories, seemingly perpetuating themselves, are, and might indeed, have an ending. View the seventh episode of patalab's unique voodled docu-soap, before anticipating the ending of the show, tomorrow, by clicking here or on the links above. [patafilm # 714, [The Oracle's Boat/Level: 08/0.7], 04'24'', 64.8MB, Quicktime/mov - Other versions at

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