Saturday, July 24, 2010

On patterns of Fionian derive(s)



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

" 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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