Thursday, December 03, 2009

On perception and memory in road-voodles

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"...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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