Saturday, November 13, 2010

On simple cognitive magnificence

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"Watching Voodles is a form of hallucination. The people we encounter among the frames are not there. The reality they acquire in our mind is equal to the effort we make in building them in our mind. Sufficient training will help understand the meaning of someone waving semaphores up and down but true watching requires something more of you than knowing how to (re) cognise moving images or understanding the relationship between a sign and its referent. The patalab voodles invite a cooperation greater than the peremptory commands of a traffic light. Whoever came up with the idea of separating green from red with the happy ambiguity of yellow was clearly someone who enjoyed watching Voodles."

Practising some simple cognitive R&R while momentarily working in Otternes Bygdetun near Flam, situated in the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord, Sam Renseiw speculates on the nature of body and space morphologies, concocting a simple piece of kineplastic. (re)View the simple magnificence by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 799, 37MB,02'26'', Quicktime/mov - other versions at Bliptv)

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features another view from a room with a window. (Lum # 290, "passing ferry", 01'00'', 14MB, Quicktime/mov)

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