Friday, May 07, 2010

On slow backyard derive

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

" 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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Blogger Robert Croma said...

Haunting, beautifully flâneur-ist and certainly sad. Another psycho-geographic wonder. They just get better.

Missed your collaboration at the One Minute screening, I'm afraid but heard it was very good. I hope there's more.

Saturday, May 08, 2010 7:55:00 pm  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

thank you robert.

this one is actually one of the pure "one-take" voodles! not only is this one special, as what is seen is also what i did see for the first time, while recording; thus the hand and the eye, although separated, merge in a subtle way.

at the same time, the overwhelming sense of awe, sadness and indignation at entering a neighbourhood where people actually lived, is (hopefully) present and getting through.

there is more than a situation in this situationist derive-voodle.

a somehow poignant and desperate attempt to record and convey spatial-architectural situations in which the human presence is felt, yet not shown directly.

so many, many things to say, and yet, the gaze alone should be able to get through, to go straight to the core of it, and, hopefully, then induce some more serious reflections.

i suppose that is part of why i keep on voodling. i certainly do consider it serious research; yet, it seems quite difficult (in architecture- academia) to debate the subjective power of a gaze upon the world.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 11:44:00 am  

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