Sunday, April 10, 2011

On enigmas of voodle transparency



click for video: Quicktime / .m4v for iPhone/iPad / direct streaming for PC

"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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5 Comments:

Anonymous Paula said...

hi there, I think maybe I've ruined your plans on making a tumblr named patafisica (don't know if this was the intention) or maybe I have disappointed you in your search for pataphysics but thanks for the link, your blog is very cool.
Whenever I have more time I'll check out your videos, ok?
Cheers,
Paula

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 11:25:00 pm  
Blogger Philip Sanderson said...

Nice montage

Saturday, April 16, 2011 10:06:00 pm  
Anonymous Paula said...

hi Sam, it's me again. I've watched your videos and they are very well done. do you mind if I set a link to your blog in my Tumblr? maybe so the people who follow me and want to know more about pataphysics can take a look on your videos too. Let me know.
Best,
Paula

Sunday, April 17, 2011 9:11:00 pm  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

paula, you are most welcome to link!
best, sam

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 1:46:00 pm  
Blogger Jimi B. said...

Salut Sam,
Magnifique !!!!!! Jimi

Saturday, April 23, 2011 12:11:00 am  

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