[NetBehaviour] Lumière and Son – A Discussion, a Selective Commentary & Some Remarks.

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Tue Sep 25 19:31:03 CEST 2012

Lumière and Son – A Discussion, a Selective Commentary & Some Remarks.


Michael Szpakowski reviews the online collaboration between Danish 
architect and video maker Sam Renseiw and British artist and composer 
Philip Sanderson. Building on a format excavated from the pioneer years 
of cinema in the 19th century and repurposed for the 21st, Lumière and 
Son is packed with networked playfulness and wit and, perhaps 
unexpectedly for something that is so much fun, a profound humanity.

"Sam Renseiw and Philip Sanderson’s Lumière & Son project is a near 
perfect and altogether exhilarating sequence of moving image lyric 
poetry (though lyric here does not exclude humour or the grotesque) and 
a demonstration of how seriality and fragment - an unfolding over time, 
the diaristic - has quietly become one of the fundamental modes brought 
stage centre by the network (so much more than the rather dull 
‘interactive’ which has so quickly become the standby of the monetised 
digital). Impossible to watch one of these pieces without the desire to 
watch just one more." Szpakowski.

Michael Szpakowski is an artist, composer & writer. His music has been 
performed all over the UK, in Russia & the USA. He has exhibited work in 
galleries in the UK, mainland Europe & the USA. His short films 
have been shown throughout the world. He is a joint editor of the online 
video resource DVblog (http://www.dvblog.org/).

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