Monday, November 30, 2009

On eye and mind in certain voodles

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" Scientific thinking, a thinking which looks from above, and thinks of the object-in-general, must return to the "there is" which underlies it; to the site, the soil of the sensible and opened world such as it is in our life and for our body - not that possible body which we may legitimately think of as an information machine but that actual body I call mine, this sentinel standing quietly at the command of my words and my acts. Further, associated bodies must be brought forward along with my body - the "others", not merely as my congeners, as the zoologist says, but the others who haunt me and whom I haunt; the "others" along with whom I haunt a single, present, and actual Being as no animal ever haunted those beings of his own species, locale, or habitat. "

Moving about in the world's first garden suburbia, Sam Renseiw reflects on the phenomenology of stability as exemplified in a particular house while further moving along graded interiors. View Sam's ramble on busy South Parade in full architectural bloom with added Safe Substitute by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 737, 05'13'', 63 MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a letter boxed view from a later, more enclosed scheme, with school playgrounds (lum # 237 " letterboxed footage" , 01'00'', 13Mb, Quicktime/mov)

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

On looking back at re-presentation

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"... Occasionally legs and feet emerge in front of the camera as do overhead voices on the soundtrack but these are not voodles about people but about the resonance of space. Building day after day these two to three minute works create a library or repository of images from which the viewer can draw or withdraw. There is a willful denial of narrative progression and the audience is called upon to realize that they are re-tracing their own steps; going back to the same familiar passage. Forced to confront everything again till eventually seeing it all for the first time. "

Just returned from a trip to London, Sam Renseiw, overwhelmed by recorded footage, is busy editing the coming patafilms; Exhausted by the recent first public outing at a renown research centre and followed by an encore by his alter-ego, Sam hopes to maintain the future qualitative output of patamatic cinema. View the first footage from London by clicking here or on he links above. (patafilm # 736, 00'57'', 12.5MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a gliding ride. (lum # 236b,"your tube" 00'42'', Quicktime/mov)

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

On pleasure of learning & desire of discoveries

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"Voodling is not born from rules, except in some negligible cases; rather it is the rules that derive from voodling. This is why there are many kinds and genres of true rules as there are kinds and genres of true voodlers."

" One can never discover or learn any art unless the pleasure of learning and the desire of discovering really moves" (one), muses Sam Renseiw (paraphrasing, again) while contemplating compilation(s) of some years of perambulations, soon to be laid forth for further public scrutiny. View this week-end's condensed Nordic footage by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 735, 02'24'', 31 MB, Quicktime/mov -other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a serene November maritime scene. [Lum # 236, "fjord assemblage" 01'00'', 12 MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Sunday, November 08, 2009

On voodle as critical poem

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" The fact is that images say nothing, if I may put it that way....There are no images for the deepest experience. The more I try to explain myself, the less I understand myself. Of course, not everything is unsayable in images, only the livin thruth."

Paraphrasing Ionesco (again) Sam Renseiw reconsecrates the inconspicuousness of commonplace in one, backward and shaky hand-held travelling. ("a critival poem: " If I am not mistaken, says Octavio Paz, the union of these two contradictory words (by Mallarme) means: that the poem that contains its own negation and that makes of that negation the point of departure for the voodle, equally distant from affirmation and negation") Enter the leafing by clicking here or on links above. (patafilm # 734, 02'30'', 33.5MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video displays another leafing. (lum # 234 "leafing through" 01'00'', 12MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Friday, November 06, 2009

On body-space morphologies in docu-voodles

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" With a solid base in the documentary approach to reality,spacetwo:patalab aims at building bridges to a wide range of related art forms on the music scene and in the visual arts. This exploration of the interaction and interfaces between different media and cultural traditions emphasises the constant evolution of the docu-voodle genre, and creates a space for inspiration and dialogue between creative forms & the latest concepts of expanded cinema."

Paraphrasing a catalogue text for the just opened CPHDOX, Sam Renseiw concocted and stretched a bout of condensed local urban footage. View the extension with added shape that has held me sounds by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 733, 05'00, 62MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video feature another piece of Copenhagen sort of refined Netezza Urbana. (Lum # 233," dome refill" 00'57'', 11.8MB, Quicktime/mov )

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Sunday, November 01, 2009

On rethinking the implicit voodle

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“The starting point of RETHINK is the belief that art can inspire us to see the world around us in a new perspective. Art can act as a catalyst for public awareness and engagement in the climate debate. Art will change the visitors’ perception of the world by presenting a new angle on climate problems that often seem very difficult for individuals to comprehend.”

Recording footage in the proposed spirit of rethink, Sam Renseiw presents a new angle on visitors perceptions in the shadow of Bright Ugochukwu Eke delicate Acid Rain installation, while musing on the long term effect of blatant curator didactics on art. View the CO2 friendly turn-around-voodle by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 732,03'22'', 40MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features more interior footage, this time with added canine. (lum # 232, "interior footage with canine" 00'57'', 12MB, Quicktime/mov.

Today' s Patalab Metaphor Video features a 4 year old seasonal voodle (even before the coinage of the term), from the exiting times of Web 2.0's infancy.(patafilm # 86 [30.10.2005 post])

NOTE: the frst 3 months of video are freshly linked again, thus well functioning. Here is August 2005 - ages ago &mini formats enjoy ! Best, Sam.

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