Tuesday, August 18, 2009

On voodling at level eight_0.8

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" The close up is the soul of the voodle. It can be brief because the value of the photogenic is measured in seconds.[...] It imposes a decoupage a thousand times more detailed that of most videos. Even more beautiful than a laugh is a face preparing for it. The mouth which is a bout to speak and holds back, the gesture which hesitates between right and left, the recoil before the leap,and the moment before landing, the becoming, the hesitation, the taut spring, the prelude, and even more than all these, the piano being tuned before the overture. The photogenic is conjugated in the future and in the imperative. It does not allow for stasis. [...] I have never understood motionless close-ups. They sacrifice their essence, which is movement..."

Concluding the very last episode on The Oracle's Boat amazing performance, Sam Renseiw paraphrases Epstein once again, wondering what sort of work the docu-soap actually is, and how the work could , eventually, be labelled, categorised or interpreted. View this last, short episode, in which Sam, curious as always, does indeed trespass boundaries, while close-up voodling climbing a staircase: Click here or on the links above. (patafilm # 715 [The Oracle's Boat/Level: 08/0.8], 01'56'', 28.8MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at Blip.tv)

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