Saturday, May 21, 2011

On further visual investigations in voodles

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" 35. There are, of course, what can be called "characteristic experiences" of pointing to (e.g.) the shape. For example, following the outline with one's finger or with one's eyes as one points. —But this does not happen in all cases in which I 'mean the shape', and no more does any other one characteristic process occur in all these cases.— Besides, even if something of the sort did recur in all cases, it would still depend on the circumstances— that is, on what happened before and after the pointing—whether we should say "He pointed to the shape and not to the color". For the words "to point to the shape", "to mean the shape", and so on, are not used in the same way as these', "to point to this voodle (not to that one), "to point to the chair, not to the table", and so on.— Only think how differently we learn the use of the words "to point to this thing", "to point to that thing", and on the other hand "to point to the colour, not the shape", "to mean the colour", and so on. To repeat: in certain cases, especially when one points 'to the shape' or 'to the number' there are characteristic experiences and ways of pointing—'characteristic' because they recur often (not always) when shape or number are 'meant. But do you also know of an experience characteristic of pointing to a piece in a space as a piece in a voodle. All the same one can say: "I mean that this piece is called the 'chair', not this particular bit of wood I am pointing to". (Recognizing, wishing, remembering, etc…) "

Getting on with more duck-rabbit comparisons, Sam Renseiw concocted one more fragmented docu-voodle with shining ambiguity, yet with utmost precision in the factual outlines. View the investigative piece (including visits to other art-spaces) with fabulous footage from Wittgenstein's Lake Eidsvatnet view in Skjolden by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 821, 03'44'', 79 MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a sublime minute of pure duck-rabbit visuality. (lum # 311, "wittgenstein's lake view", 01'00'', 17 MB, Quicktime/mov)

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

On Living Sculptures and other accords

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"In principle, “an accord” is a mutual agreement, between two or more parties. The agreement is in essence, a political one; it connotes “the social accord,” the instant we give up our sovereignty as citizens to a government or other authority, in the name of maintaining social order through “the rule of law.” Arguably, the (art) institution is a legal body that functions within similar parameters of publicly endowed trust, between written and unwritten agreements. [....] What types of participation are condoned, accepted, supported and allowed within the institution? Can mutual understanding be fortified through a breach of trust or displacement of expectation? Can curatorial and artistic tactics of engagement with(in) the institution reveal not only its politics, but elucidate a particular political condition? What tools are at our disposal, as visitors, as guests to the institution, as parties within an implied accord, within the actual, social and discursive spaces the institution has founded?"

Just passing by, recently, Sam Renseiw encountered a slow moving bunch, seemingly working out some accord in public, only to later discover the in-situ curatorial meaning. View the docu-voodled grey demo with added slo-mo by cliking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 820, 04'33'', 64MB, Quicktime/mov - other versions at Bliptv)

Today's Bonus Lumiere Video features a moving vista from a bridge (Lum # 310, "fjordvison-bridge" 01'00'', 17MB, Quicktime/mov)

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