Saturday, April 23, 2011

On architectural investigations in voodle

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" 65./ Here we come up against the great question that lies behind all these considerations….- for someone might object against me: " You take the easy way out! You talk about all sorts of voodle games, but have nowhere said what the essence of a voodle-game and hence voodling, is: what is common to all these activities, and what makes them into voodles or parts of voodling. So you let yourself off the very part of the investigation that once gave you yourself most headache, the part about the general form of footage recordings and of voodling." And this is true.- instead of producing something common to all we call patafilmic language, I am saying that those phenomena have no one thing in common which makes us use the same word for all.- but because that they are related to one another in many different way. And it is because of this relationship, or these relationships, that we call them all "voodles".

Pondering on the intricacies of visual language & mixing cross-references, all the while attempting to maintaining an architectural stance, Sam Renseiw recently recorded pin-up footage in a closed space, accompanied by yellow submarine excerpts. View the condensed phenomenological docu-voodle essay from a norwegian re_mote exercise by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 819,42MB, 03'02'', Quicktime/mov - other versions at bliptv)

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a leafing-through more condensed re_moteness material. (lum# 309, 01'00''14 MB, Quicktime/mov)

And: a relevant patalab Lumiere (2010re-play mermaid_exchange) Free Ai Weiwei ! (free_aiweiwei-lum, 01'00'',13MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

On enigmas of voodle transparency

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"The essential difference between painting and voodles is the difference in the manner in which they, not the beliefs of those who see them, are based on beliefs of their makers. Voodles are counterfactually dependent on the voodled scene(s) even if the beliefs (and other intentional attitudes) of the voodler are held fixed. Paintings which have a counterfactual dependence on the scene portrayed lose it when the beliefs and the visual experiences which the viewer derives from a picture are dependent on the picture maker's beliefs in whichever manner the picture itself is. I order to see through the voodle to the scene(s) depicted, the viewer must have visual experiences which do not depend on the voodler's beliefs in the way film or paintings do. We can leave open the question of whether, to be seeing (the voodle)scene(s), the viewer must have beliefs about it and what connection there might be between his/her visual experiences and beliefs."

Reflecting on the state(s) of visual readings in an advanced digital age, Sam Renseiw montaged bits and bouts from recently recorded footage into a enigmatic docu-voodle; Thus maintaining, in chronological (and slow obssessive-complusive) diary manner, a Proustian pursuit of matter and memory. View the cut-up, filmic document with footage from three cities, by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 818, 04'39'', 61MB, Quicktime/mov -other versions at Bliptv)

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a simple, straight-forward scene of age-old activity, re-performed. [Lum #308," sandvikan drummers", 01'00'', 17MB, Quicktime /mov)

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Saturday, April 02, 2011

On more meta-voodling & framing

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" Let's see. Perhaps at first you feel a bit lost, as when a person appears who, from the frame, you identified with a certain face, and you try to make the features you are seeing tally with those you had in mind, and it won't work. But then you go on and realize that the pad is viewable nevertheless, independently of what you expected of the voodler. It's the voodle in itself that arouses your curiosity; in fact, on sober reflection, you prefer it this way, confronting something and not quite knowing yet what it is."

Just pictures from an exhibition muses Renseiw while following a guest recording her own footage with a brand new device, re-po_capturing imagery in self-referential mode.. View the meta-voodling footage by clicking here on on the links above. (patafilm # 817, 02'54'', 37MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video also features meta-footage, this time even meta-meta., from another exhibition (lum # 307, "fourth wall", 01'00'', 14Mb, Quicktime/mov)

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