Saturday, January 16, 2010

On spatial occurrences in voodles

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" After I've slept many dreams, I go out to the street with eyes wide open but still with the aura and assurance of my dreams. I'm astonished by my automatism, which prevents others from really knowing me. For i go through daily life still holding the hand of my astral nursemaid; my steps are in perfect accord with the obscure designs of my sleeping mind. And I walk in the right direction; i don't stagger; I react well; I exist. [...] And it is then, in the middle of life's bustle, that my dream becomes a marvellous voodle. I walk along an unreal downtown street, and the reality of its non-existent lives affectionately wraps my head in a white cloth of false memories. I'm a navigator engaged in unknowing myself."

Paraphrasing Pessoa, Sam Renseiw begins to share the quiet anxiety of compulsive production while uploading yet another voodle. View the concoction of left-over footage from the past 3 months combined with some recent bits by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 747, 04'33'', 67 MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

On Color State & Hearing Them Speak

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1- "My work derives meaning from the fact that the uncertain, abstract, unformulated, chaotic and inharmonious, no less than the well-ordered, well-considered and flawless, always relates proportionally to something else. No matter how incomprehensible and ungraspable it might be, indeed precisely because it is. It's all about relations and proportions. that applies in art, in architecture and in life..."

2- " I'm very saddened. It is always the same. When I was a child, they let a road be build. When I saw it it thought: Ooh: that makes a lot of garbage. If the whites come here what will become of my children? There is al lot of talk about the mining concession. And it frightens me. Will I manage to protect my forest-land? What will become of us? These are my worries. ..."

Quoting both the artist of Color State and the natives Hearing Them Speak , Sam Renseiw takes a quick walk through known spaces, realising that, up north, a different white cube had been activated. View the docu-voodle interior derive, complete with seraphim soundtrack by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 746, 03'40'', 53MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a serene, frozen, yet moving scene. (Lum # 246 " frozen lake" 01'00'', 8MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

On the art of (voodle) memory

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"This art of [voodle]memory is but built upon two intentions; the one prenotion, the other emblem. Prenotion dischargeth the indefinite seeking of that we would remember, and directeth us to seek in a narrow compass, that is, somewhat that hath congruity with our place of memory. Emblem reduceth conceits intellectual to images sensible, which strike the memory more; out of which axioms may be drawn much better practice than that in use...Emblems bring down intellectual to sensible things; for what is sensible always strikes the memory stronger, and sooner impresses itself than the intellectual... And therefore it is easier to retain the image(s) of a [modern] landscape passing by, a portrait of a snow owl, a captured stork behind a window, a blue barrel of frozen water near a volliere, than the corresponding notions of invention, disposition, elocution, memory, action."

Further voodling away, Sam Renseiw muses on some of Bacon's illuminations while paraphrasing; The art of (almost) daily memories is an enlightenment indeed, and is part of Sam's research into the morphology of body in space(s). Enjoy this short perceptive visual by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 745, 02'28'', 36.4MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at - more prosaic research on the perception of obstacles by the blind can be viewed here.

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video Features a room with a view.(Lum # 244,"green kitchen & chef" 01'00'',8MB, Quicktime/mov)

BTW: Brut Smog is continuing the remarkable "Lumiere et Son" project, carefully adding new audio on to Patalab's mute Lumieres. Treat yourself to some, there.

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