Thursday, December 03, 2009

On perception and memory in road-voodles

click for video: Quicktime / .m4v for iPod/iPhone / direct streaming for PC

"...The empiricist will concede that every object is presented against a background which is not an object, the present lying between two horizons of absence, past and future. But, He will go on, these significations are derivative. The "figure" and the "background", the "thing" and its "surroundings, the "present" and the "past" are words which summarize the experience of a spacio-temporal perspective, which in the end comes down to the elimination either of memory or of the marginal impressions..."

On a quick road trip to Surrey, Sam Renseiw records the architectural background, musing on figure-ground matter passing by as marginal impressions, while memory does not seem eliminated, after all. Enjoy the short road-voodle by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 738,03'05'', 54,3MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions on

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video is also a road movie, albeit still and nocturnal.( Lum # 238,"night blink" 00'53'' 11.8MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Blogger Philip Sanderson said...

Again nice work - the Lumiere contains a coded message - I have tried to decode it

Friday, December 04, 2009 9:03:00 am  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

my, my...
i was wondering why all those yellow dots did blink...
one more enigma apparently :-)

Friday, December 04, 2009 6:03:00 pm  
Blogger Gurdonark said...

The soundtrack is a remix of a work by the Mexican artist In Vitro. When he asked me to do the remix, he mentioned that he loved the work of Olivier Messiaen. I love birdsong, and I know that birdsong is part of Messiaen's work, and so I added a mockingbird.

Yet the voodle enchants because there are no mockingbirds added, no easy plot, no dry story. Just images, and shapes, and the road. the story is in the images, and it's a story of images

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 4:12:00 am  
Blogger kanishk said...

soundtrack is a remix of a work by the Mexican artist

Work from home India

Tuesday, January 05, 2010 3:10:00 pm  

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