Wednesday, May 26, 2010

On Kuleshov effects in some spaces

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" This particular voodle studies the space-effective and filmic creative means such as framing, cutting and narrative perspective and transfers those from architecture: The filmic concept of framing which deals with different views of the frame introduces for example the concept of the offscreen into architecture voodles and explains how the imagination of the viewer can be stimulated by deliberately hiding parts of the space. The analysis of the voodle cutting assumes that space perception in architecture is no continuous process but consists of single segments, sections or visual spaces. This idea leads amongst other things to the formulation of the spatial cut, which describes the experience of space, taking into consideration the subject-related visual sensuous understanding. The narrative perspective finally investigates discursive structures and spatial narrative strategies transferring them into the architectural analysis."

Sometime the compression of spaces is partly a re-po act of many layered space views just compressing the impression(s), muses Sam Renseiw while montaging recent footage from two interior locations. The first location is an fine academic one, while the second is a public x-room. View the spatial voodle with included oblique Kuleshov effects by clicking here, on the tumbnail, or on the links above. (patafilm # 773, 04'55'', 62MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at Bliptv)

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a hanging biosphere.(Lum # 273,"biosphere" 01'00'', 11Mb, Quicktime/mov - .m4v)

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Friday, May 21, 2010

On nuptial party footage pecularities

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" For the person who wants to capture everything that passes before his eyes," Sam Renseiw would explain, even if nobody was listening to him any more, "the only coherent way to act is to voodle at least one voodle an hour, from the instant he opens his eyes in the morning to when he goes to sleep. This is the only way that the exposed smart cards will represent a faithful diary of our days, with almost nothing left out. If I were to start making documentaries, I’d see this thing through, even if it meant losing my mind.."

Situationist voodling is a cheerful enterprise, generating quantities of concentrated, special footage of particularly memorable events. Voodling does remain a fine endeavour to rediscover the sublime in the quotidian, and to continually re-assess notions of the morphologies of body and space. View Sam's latest, almost classic, hand&foot(r)apture, tripthych voodle from attending a recent wedding, by clicking here or on the links above.(patafilm # 772, 05'24'', 69Mb, Quicktime/mov - other versions at Bliptv)

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a more lonesome endeavour. (Lum#272,"kickback at funny house" 01'00'', 12Mb, Quicktime/mov - .m4v)

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Friday, May 14, 2010

On embodied cognition & sustainable efforts

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" Cognition is for action. The function of the mind is to guide action and things such as perception and memory must be understood in terms of their contribution to situation-appropriate behaviour. This claim has to do with the visual and memory perception that our minds have. Our vision is encoded into our minds as a “what” and “where” concept. Meaning the structure and placement of an object. This idea goes back to what we are used to and what we have been exposed to. Our perception of what we see comes from our experience and exposure of it. Memory in this case doesn’t necessarily mean memorising something. Rather remembering in a relevant point of view instead of as it really is. We remember how relevant it is to us, and decide if it’s worth remembering."

Roaming carefully about in a distinct and truly remarkable urban context worth remembering, Sam Renseiw follows some arduous task of sustainability performed with dignity. View the short sequence of embodied cognition (with protective gear) by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 771, 02'24'', 33MB, Quikctime/mov -other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video incorporates the same setting with adding some new performers to the setting. (Lum # 270," sustaining efforts " 01'00'', 12MB, Quicktime /mov - .m4v)

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

On the nature of expectations

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" One has worked vainly when one has done so without success, so that one has wasted one's time and effort: one has worked in vain when one has done so without attaining the intended goal, because of the defectiveness of the work. If I cannot complete my task, I work vainly; I am uselessly wasting my time and effort. If the task I have done does not have the effect I was expecting, if I have not attained my goal, I have worked in vain; that is to say, I have done something useless.... It is also said that someone has worked vainly when he has not been rewarded for his work, or when this work has not been accepted; because in this case the voodler has wasted his time and effort, without this at all prejudicing the value of his work, which can be very good.."

Concocting a speed-voodle from left-over footage from a recent visit, Sam Renseiw speculates on the actual possibilities of sustainable approaches and simultaneously wishing for more subdued, humble roles to assign architecture in retrospect. View the montaged derive vitesse with added stormbugs by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 770, 02'22'', 101MB(!), Quicktime/mov- other versions at Bliptv)

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a much simpler build-up, seen reflectively from below. (lum # 269,"reflective build-up" 01'00'',12MB, Quicktime/mov - .m4v)

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Friday, May 07, 2010

On slow backyard derive

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" The sustainability analysis of the absolute or relative character of fissures in the urban network, of the role of micro-climates, of distinct neighbourhoods with no relation to administrative boundaries, and above all of the dominating action of centers of attraction, must be utilised and completed by psycho-geographical methods. The objective passional terrain of the derive must be defined in accordance both with its own logic and with its relations with social morphology."

Laying out psycho-geographical recordings from a recent urban back yard dérive in the form of an ultra slow, attentive documentation, Sam Renseiw regrets the very short time allocated to comprehend the complex site. View the slowed mapping of the situation by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 769, 05'22'', 82MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at Bliptv)

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a rather odd fissure in the urban context. Note the disqualifying anomalies. (Lum # 268, 00'55'', 12MB, Quicktime/mov - or: .m4v )

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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

On high point derive voodling

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" What makes most documentaries so easy to understand is the arbitrary limitation of their subject matter. They confine themselves to depicting fragmented social functions and their isolated products. In contrast, imagine the full complexity of a voodled moment that is not resolved into a work, a moment whose development contains interrelated facts and values and whose meaning is not yet apparent. This confused totality could be the subject matter of such a voodle."

Recently on derive high up in a fixed cultural setting, Sam Renseiw attempts to record excerpts of a specific urban microclimate; View the contours of the distinctively psychogeographical vortex-voodle by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm# 768, 04'16'', 68MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a fine night view of the above posted voodle's primary context. (Lum # 267,"juvelir skup" 01'00'', 13MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Saturday, May 01, 2010

On late mournings

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"What can be done, if our sight lacks absolute power to devour objects ecstatically, in an instant, leaving nothing more than the void of an ideal form, a sign like a hieroglyph simplified from the drawing of an animal or bird? A slightly snub nose, a high brow with sleekly brushed-back hair, the line of the chin - but why isn't the power of sight absolute?"

Approaching a site of mourning commemorating a recent catastrophe, Sam Renseiw attempts, in Grotowski spirit, to subjectively record, via objective-para-voodling techniques, a short moment of genuine history. View the long take (with one cut) by clicking here or on the links above.(patafilm # 767, 02'52'', 49MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at Bliptv)

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features the serene & peaceful framing from an urban site with a dramatic and very turbulent past.(Lum # 266, "sigismund's column"01'00'', 12MB, Quicktime/mov)

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