[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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