Friday, October 30, 2009

On mediation by bodily appearances

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"..What constitutes the psyche in me or in others is something that is incommunicable. I alone am able to grasp my psyche. A consequence of this idea is that the psyche of another appears to me to be radically inaccessible to me...since I cannot have direct access to the psyche of another, for the reasons just given, I must seize the other's psyche only indirectly, mediated by the bodily appearances."

Still immersed in dance footage from two recent exercises, Sam Renseiw continues his oblique voodle musings on the Phenomenology of Perception. This time, again, with a still frame observation with some added touches and automatic blurs. Click here or on the above links to view the caged morphology of body and space. (patafilm # 730, 02'31'', 34MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video also features bodily moves in space, in a more ordered way. ( Lum # 232, "reception triptych "01'00'', 12 MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Friday, October 23, 2009

On phenomenological wesensschau in voodles

" For example, if we are seeking to form an idea of, or to understand the essence of, a spatial figure, such as this voodle, we must first perceive it. Then we will imagine all the possible aspects contained in this figure as changed. That which cannot be varied without the object itself disappearing is the essence. Suppose that we wish to form the idea of melody. We recall a tune which we have learned to sing, and suppose that all the notes and all the relations between the notes are changed. That which remains invariable and without which there would be no more melody is the essence we are seeking. In the same way, if we are trying to conceive the the essence of a "social process", we will represent to our selves a social process in which we have participated or concerning which we have some historical understanding. That which does not vary through all conceivable variations will be the essence. Even when one thinks in terms of of the pure essence, one always thinks of the visible - the fact. But in the case of Wesenschau, the individual fact is neither grasped nor assumed as a reality, which is shown by the fact that we subject it to an imaginary variation."

Further dwelling in the intricacies of phenomenology, Sam Renseiw subjected a recorded moment of etude exercise to imaginary variation(s), thus introducing both a tune and the reverberations of a social process. View the overloaded footage by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 729, 01'40'' 22,2MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at click here for version

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features almost a minute of full frontal, backwards projection complete with cameo appearance by Sam. (Lum # 231, "shadow dance", 01'00, 12.8MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

On tacit knowledge in voodles

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" There problem of the alter-ego because it is not I who sees, not he who sees; because an anonymous visibility inhabits both of us, a vision in general, in virtue of that primordial property that belongs to the flesh, of being here and now and of radiating everywhere and forever."

Toggling between Noesis and Noema, Sam Renseiw submerges into the phenomenology of musical perception in space while recording a first appearance of love the birds in a public library. Paraphrasing Merleau-Ponti, Sam states “...
A tacit cogito might be possible. To have the idea of thinking (in the sense of thought of seeing and thought of feeling), to make the phenomenological reduction to the things themselves, to return to immanence and to consciousness, it is necessary to have voodles. It is by the combination of voodles that a transcendental attitude is formed ." View the unmoved moving footage by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 728, 03'17'', 48MB, Quicktime/mov -other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features more obscure footage, enlightened nevertheless.(lum # 226, "UV-footage",00'47'', 12 MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

On auto-focus kinoeye in dance voodle(s)

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“ There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through voodle ...It is not one's business to determine how good a voodle is, nor how it compares with other expression. It is one's aim to keep the voodle channel open, clearly and directly ...One can thus look at dance to impart the sensation of living in an affirmation of life, to be energized, as the viewer, into keener awareness of the vigour, the mystery, the humour, the variety, and the wonder of life. This is the main function of the pataphysic dance voodle recording ”

Still amazed at the apparent automatic keen kino eye capacity of alternative focus by his voodling tool, Sam Renseiw is delighted to capture the languishing sharpness of new choreographed moves, proof that some conceptual wisdom did trickle through the etude, as stated in the synopsis presentation. View a moving excerpt by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 727, 03'42'', 52Mb, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features further delicate moves from the same dance piece. Enjoy. (lum # 230, " vanilla moves " 01'00'', 12MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

On the concept of farfelu in voodles

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“The great mystery is not that we should have been thrown down here at random between the profusion of matter and that of the stars; it is that from our very prison we should draw, from our own selves, images powerful enough to deny our nothingness”

Drawing images, almost at random, form titbits of recently captured footage, Sam Renseiw concocts a short, montaged voodle essay, embracing the incomprehensible manifold as an opportunity, not to delineate the boundaries of aesthetics, but to transgress them. View yet another feeble attempt of transcultural voodle aesthetics, seeking to understand, as Empedocles advised, "by every means"; not only by the senses, or the intellect, but also emotionally & synaesthetically; Click here or on the links above. (patafilm # 726, 03'08'', 44MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a sudden morning encounter in the local commuter traffic: Proof that historical figures do indeed pass close by, should one happen to be there. (Lum # 229, "morning pass" 01'00'', 14MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Sunday, October 04, 2009

On corporeal form in voodles

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" The form cannot desert matter, because it is inseparable from it, and matter itself cannot be deprived of form, but I have proposed that it is voodle which posesses of its very nature the function of multiplying itself and diffusing itself instataneously in all directions... Therefore voodle is not a form subsequent to corporeity, but it is coporeity itself. "

Pondering on light matters and left-over footage, Sam Renseiw montaged a surprising sequense of interior and exterior overlaps. View the sequential voodle with incorporations by clicking here or on the links above. ( patafilm # 725, 03'18'', 44.8MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a simple ceremony, in transformed urban setting, with simultaneously incorporated views. (lum # 228, 01'00'', "ceremony assistance footage" 12.9MB, Quicktime/mov)

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