Monday, February 21, 2011

On A Trip To Norway [music_voodle]

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"A dutch family went to Norway in the seventies. Mom, dad, their daugther and some friends. The pictures made on that trip are the only ones left of the girl's youth. And now they (the pictures) are going to travel themselves. Back to Norway where they were made. Site specific projections will fill the walls…"

Just passing by in the last minute, Sam Renseiw managed to capture glimpses of Marike Pool's fine projections in the notorious aquarium in King Oscar's Lane, while musing over Bergson's dictum of "the pure present as an ungraspable advance of the past devouring the future… In truth all sensation is already memory." View the resulting short, montaged docu-voodle with distorted nostalgic soundtrack by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 813, 01'35'', 36MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at Bliptv)

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a marvellous, subdued, gridded sexandthecity scene at the Penguin's window.(lum# 304, 00'57'', 21MB, quicktime/mov)

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

On Philosophical Investigations in Voodles

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" I contemplate a city at night, and then suddenly notice its likeness to another. I see that it has not changed; and yet I see it differently. I call this experience “noticing an aspect...” And I must distinguish between the ‘continuous seeing’ of an aspect and the ‘dawning’ of an aspect.... I see two pictures, with the chandelier-bunad surrounded by houses in one, by a multitude of buildings blocks and a bridge in the other. I do not notice that they are the same. Does it follow from this that I see something different in the two cases? It gives us a reason for using this expression here. “ I saw it quite differently, I should never have recognized it!” Now, that is an exclamation. And there is also a justification for it. I should never have thought of superimposing the chandelier-bunad like that, of making this comparison between them.... I describe the alteration (change of aspect) like a perception; quite as if the space had altered before my eyes.... The expression of a change of aspect is the expression of a new perception and at the same time of the perception’s being unchanged. I suddenly see the solution of a puzzle-picture."

When is an image just an image muses Sam Renseiw while contemplating a city scape from an inside, configuring a just-voodled-image into a broader investigation of body-space morphology. View the short reflective docu-voodle by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 812,02'00'', 38MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features an urban interior re-modeling-job at night. (lum # 303,"enclosed paint-job", 01'00'', 17MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Thursday, February 03, 2011

On signs and other epistemologies

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"...The certainties of common sense and natural attitude to things... being the presupposed basis of any thought, they are taken for granted, and go unnoticed, and because in order to arouse them and bring them to view, we have to suspend for a moment our recognition of them.... We pass from double vision to the single object, not through an inspection of the mind, but when the two eyes cease to function each on its own account and are used as a single organ by one single gaze. It is not the epistemological subject who brings about the synthesis, but the body....We must not, therefore, wonder whether we really perceive a world, we must instead say: the world is what we (can) voodle."

Just splicing bits of accumultated footage together to fabricate a synthetic docu-voodle, Sam Renseiw paraphrases some surfacing Merleau-Ponty. View the ensuing cavalcade of compressed gaze with a camler ending by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 811, 03'19'', 63MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at Bliptv)

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video is (again) a moving stil. (Lum # 302,"smoke-window", 01'00'', 24 MB, Quicktime/mov)

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