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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