Tuesday, September 08, 2009

On the phenomenology of re-view & voodling

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"... The former (structuralists), proceeding out of a higher logic, can envision a utopia of signs, of knowledge, and of communication, producing video forms that will be clear, just, and demystified. The latter (phenomenologists) are anxious to change nothing but instead to comprehend a process which flows along perfectly well on its own. Indeed, phenomenologists/voodlers have a longstanding distrust of pure reason, viewing rationality as a single mode of consciousness among others, a mode whose unquenchable thirst to swallow all experience must be restrained precisely because life itself tells us that experience is dearer and more trustworthy than schemes by which we seek to know and change it. [...] The careful manufacture of Voodles is, indeed, part of a broader phenomenological practice. "

Slowly coming to terms with new equipment, new formats and editing platforms, Sam Renseiw montaged bouts of concentrated interior re-viewing, part of a recent workshop, led by his alter-ego, for choreographers, dancers and scenographers. View the concentrated imagery with visual microblends of femme mariee and gai-savoir French sound-bites by clicking here or, on the links above. (patafilm # 721, 01'59'', 31MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at Blip.tv)

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a senere, composed morning scene (Lum # 223, 00'57'',"interior triptych" 14,6MB, Quicktime/mov)

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