Thursday, April 22, 2010

On voodle derive in confined spaces

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

"...If chance plays an important role in dérives this is because the methodology of psychogeographical observation is still in its infancy. But the action of chance is naturally conservative and in a new setting tends to reduce everything to habit or to an alternation between a limited number of variants. Progress means breaking through fields where chance holds sway by creating new conditions more favorable to voodling purposes.."

Caught on a strife of almost random urban derive, Sam Renseiw retreats into an internal spatial field; View the concocted psychogeographical voodle by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 764, 03'30''. 58MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Expect: more derives from surprising places in the near future. Best, SamR.

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Anonymous Gurdonark said...

I love the texture of ceramics.It's a good thing to see--every perfection and imperfection.
When I was in high school, my brother and I had a chess set made by a ceramics shop. It was in a medieval design. We painted the pieces golden and silver. We never played all that often on that set--but we always enjoyed its look and feel.

I like seeing the nooks and the crannies in this film.

Monday, April 26, 2010 5:42:00 am  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

thanks robert.
actualy, all the pieces are plaster casts replicas, some of them, like the hipos, dating from the 1st.dynasty in egypt, ca. 3000 bc.

Friday, April 30, 2010 5:41:00 pm  
Blogger Gurdonark said...

I should have known it was plaster! What a great idea--3000 BC hippos, all ready to be replicated.

Friday, April 30, 2010 11:33:00 pm  
Blogger bonnie lenore kyburz said...

enchanting. i love the seemingly mundane ... an everyday workspace, but then a workspace that generates memorials. the whites ... the greys. lovely.

Saturday, May 08, 2010 7:47:00 pm  

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