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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Blogger Philip Sanderson said...

The Lumiere is sublime - indeed I have taken it as a readymade now with added noise and called it Letterboxgirls

Monday, November 30, 2009 9:26:00 pm  
Blogger Steven Ball said...

You're really 'getting' 'something' about London. I'll try to expand on that later!

Monday, November 30, 2009 11:59:00 pm  
Blogger Gurdonark said...

The things I like to see when I conduct my own peregrinations-described-as-observations include the little details--a filigree in an air duct, the pattern on a floor rug, the joyous industrial sounds of a rattling jackhammer. This voodle takes us to those places, in which the Buddha is no more important than the sky behind him, and the nutcracker soldier stands at attention--just beyond the doorway.

The Storm Bugs piece complements the proceedings very well. I like, too, that "being here" involves gazing at what is there, rather than fitting what is there into a broader narrative.

The lumiere is the best way to spend a minute--an everyday sight, made more fascinating by simple

Tuesday, December 01, 2009 3:40:00 am  
Blogger Gurdonark said...

I see that my first comment dealt with the escalator, and not the letterboxgirls--both are fine lumiere, and in both the restrictions of the form of film-making enhance rather than limit the experience for the viewer.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009 7:09:00 am  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

thank you all for the kind comments
more londonian voodle coming up soon.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009 4:05:00 pm  
Blogger kanishk said...

I like, too, that "being here" involves gazing at what is there, rather than fitting what is there into a broader narrative.

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Tuesday, January 05, 2010 3:11:00 pm  

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