Untitled (Vitruvian Gait Surfing)

(proposal for video installation: a co-emergent project of the department of biological flow)

[18/04/2009 7:15:57 PM] sportsbabel says: decouple camera from eye +
[18/04/2009 7:16:02 PM] sportsbabel says: gait surfing +
[18/04/2009 7:16:10 PM] sportsbabel says: vitruvian man +
[18/04/2009 7:16:16 PM] sportsbabel says: cubo-futurism +
[18/04/2009 7:16:29 PM] sportsbabel says: matrixial borderspace =

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Vitruvian Gait Surf

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paul virilio, la rochelle lectures, april 2009: "duchamp's nude descending a staircase is not a body, but the trajectory of a decomposition of a body descending a staircase, that is, parts of a body in acceleration."

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camera+tripod: static
camera+dolly: equals camera+vehicle (see virilio's art of the motor)
camera+human.pov: identification with the moving human subject; a particular cinematographic technique that gives the recumbent body of audience member a sense of the uncanny at being jolted into jerky motion relative to the smoothness of the other two forms of perception; but this is still an association and identification with the eye

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biomechanics (muybridge, marey, etc.) function by photographing the joints/body parts in motion

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sylvère lotringer: "the cinema is war pursued by other means."

paul virilio: "it's not by chance that the movie camera was preceded by marey's chrono-photographic rifle and the gatling gun, which was itself inspired by the colt revolver" (Pure War, p. 84).

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can we not have these joints/body parts in motion see?

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"we are left with a conundrum: how to communicate the existence of embodied surfing potential in its myriad forms and work towards realizing such a new perhaps-radical politics without documenting the performance and contributing to a regressive politics of representation, fear and desire? this conundrum has lurked in the shadows for centuries, embedded in what deleuze and guattari refer to as the hydraulics of nomad science. one cannot document the act of surfing, the poiesis of being-in-body and becoming. like secret whispers passed throughout history from breath to ear, then, one can only document the wave."

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  1. sportsBabel » Preliminary Notes Toward a Concept of Kino-Gait says:

    [...] decouple camera from eye + gait surfing + vitruvian man + cubo-futurism + matrixial borderspace = [...]