Friday, July 30, 2010

Of greenmen appearances in skating voodles

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" A Green Man is a sculpture, drawing, or other representation of a face surrounded by or made from leaves. Branches or vines may sprout from the nose, mouth, nostrils or other parts of the face and these shoots may bear flowers or fruit. Commonly used as a decorative architectural ornament, Green Men are frequently found on carvings in churches and other buildings (both secular and ecclesiastical).....The Green Man motif has many variations. Found in many cultures around the world, the Green Man is often related to natural vegetative deities springing up in different cultures throughout the ages. Primarily it is interpreted as a symbol of rebirth, or "renaissance," representing the cycle of growth each spring. Some speculate that the mythology of the Green Man developed independently in the traditions of separate ancient cultures and evolved into the wide variety of examples found throughout history..."

While speculating on the actual origin of greenmen, San Renseiw recorded their sudden appearances while skating, last Friday night. View the classic abridged track-footage with induced greenmen and mashed-up remix greenery soundscape from Gurdonark's fine new Northern Texas butterfly compositions by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm#781,[CFNS2010/1], 106MB, 05'24'', Quicktime/mov - other versions at Bliptv)

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

On patterns of Fionian derive(s)

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" If chance plays an important role in derives this is because the methodology of psycho-geographical voodle 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 favourable to our purposes. We can say, then, that the randomness of a dérive is fundamentally different from that of the stroll, but also that the first psychogeographical attractions discovered by dérivers may tend to fixate them around new habitual axes, to which they will constantly be drawn back."

While on a short summer derive in Fionia, Sam Renseiw collected some bit of recorded footage into a rather crude mash-up; view the concoction by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 280, 02'56'', 33.4Mb, Quicktime/mov - other versions at Bliptv)

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video Features a serene moment of court-yarded nature. (Lum#278, willow&weep, 01'00'', 20MB, Quciktime/mov)

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

On shining light on the little street corners

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" At the core of her work resides the intersection of place and experience. She tries to do this with as much respect as possible to foreign cultures and traditions, while staying true to the call of the artist by shining a light on the little street corners.."

Funny to re-view parts of Venice Beach, muses Sam Renseiw, voodle_howling without missing a beat, on visit in HCA's hometown, after duly noting that things are queer. View the artificial long-take, experience a deja-vu -simultaneous contextual-shift by clicking here or on the links above.(patafilm # 779, 04'14'', 49MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at Bliptv)

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

On orphic gaze, avifauna and long-takes

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" The aesthetic world of the voodler is of a different kind from that of the world about him. Its boundaries enclose a substantially and essentially different microcosm. The voodle as such and the object in itself share a common being, after the fashion of a fingerprint. Wherefore, voodling actually contributes something to the order of natural creation instead of providing a substitute for it. [...] The voodler does not consider his aesthetic purpose and the mechanical effect of the image flow on our imaginations as things apart. For him/her, the logical distinction between what is imaginary and what is real tends to disappear. Every image is to be seen as an object and every object as an image. Hence voodling ranks high in the order of creativity because it produces an image that is a reality of nature, namely, an hallucination that is also a fact. The fact that voodling combines tricks of visual deception with meticulous attention to detail substantiates this."

After a longer period of idleness, Sam Renseiw, having accumulated novel footage, concocts new voodles for critical review. Today's post combines two somehow opposite stances: a longer avifauna combo-flow of panoramic long-takes juxtaposed with the addition of a cut-upped Frisbee session; View the long take by clicking here or on the links above, while the nightly Frisbee throwing compilation is only accessible by clicking here; (patafilm # 778,04'21'', 48MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at Bliptv)

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a moving contenplation of wild things (Lum # 277, "wild things", 01'00'', 14 MB, Quicktime/mov)

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