June 8 – July 1, 2021
A Pantoum: Overwrite ‘A Famous Pantun’, 2020-2021
9:16 format, 4 minutes 7 seconds, high definition, in colour, with sound (Stereo), 2020 – 2021. Sound arranged by berukera with vocal support by bint*ang786. Avatar support by ToNewEntities
Selected by Tiago de Abreu Pinto
am I seeing things or the carpet in 3:45 serves as background-stars?
oooow! I just saw that also. Did you see the infinite-uploading sign at 3:06?
I’m getting a little paranoid with the quantity of references. What’s up with those hand signs? What does that mean? And 1:23 with that path through the mountains with the “database of networks btw ancestors” I mean it’s probably a hint on the fact that J. A. Barnes, an anthropologist, was the one who used the concept of social networks for the first time. The social networks that everyone knows differ completely from what anthropologists from the Manchester School baptized with this name. The whole planet talks about it without even mentioning anthropologists.
I think it is more about the fact that hypertexts and online experiments sometimes have a narrative as networks or social networking with numerous connections which is something common with Joyce’s FW. They are way between the linear or traditional plot. They all have this feeling of a “hidden center” or a “vast solar system of intangible structures” in Bolaño’s words about his own work.
“social networking, online presence and digital ‘playbour’ (Trebor Scholz) are directly productive of surplus value”
Thanks for the upload! He is talking about capitalism realism yeah quite clear
I think it has more to do with the little glimpse of poetry in the midst of all disaster
What is being sung here? I think I’ve heard this text somewhere but not sure where
It’s like a proxy of a pantoum
A phantom you mean? What does it have to do with it?
I think he meant pantomime
Pantoum! He is talking about it in the beginning. It’s a poetic variety of a Malay verse form. It’s like villanesque. It’s UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage and it’s embraced by several countries around the world into Pantun. I’m referring specifically about the Pantun in the video which is Kupu-kupu terbang melintang (Butterflies sport on the wing around) that was published in A Grammar of the Malayan Language with an Introduction and Praxis by William Marsden, London 1812, pp. 208-209.
There is something phantasmagoric in it so yeah it’s a kind of reference to hauntology
Is it just me or he didn’t answer the question?
“What is the parallax of the subsolar ecliptic of Aldebaran?”
I’m seeing it here in Film Quarterly Vol. 66, No. 1 (Fall 2012), pp. 16-24 (9 pages): it’s because the work sounds “ghostly” but “the spectrality was not a mere question of atmospherics”. It’s the sensation of what Fisher’s says about “the failure of the future”. It’s like: can this really deliver us the sensation of “futuristic”? Even this future, that is alluded to here, can’t be really “strange or dissonant”, right? You know what I mean?
I read it here!!! Maybe this video is a reference to the fact that “we are living after the future”. Maybe he is addressing the fact that we are incapable of creating a “world radically different from the one in which we currently live”. There are clear references to our mobile screens or communicative platforms on these same screens
Note to self: time is my witness
I see your point and reading about Pantun maybe the question to be raised is if Pantun is dynamic endurable, from pre-colonial to our postcolonial current contemporary moment. And maybe even to raise a question about whether the traditional rules of the Pantun can take upon a new symbolic structure not only to bring up different ethincal groups within this multi-ethical piece. I mean it connects with ideas of asian citizenship and recognizes the importance of ethinic difference within a region identity…
I understand where you are coming from. It’s a way to address cosmopolitanism, right? And, the stars, if you pay attention, are like the ones in those cosmogonical textiles. So the leap is easy from cosmology to cosmopolitanism to cosmos
Doesn’t ‘Kupu-kupu terbang melintang’ also mean ‘when life meets the edge of the horizon’ ?
From what I’ve been seeing here the Pantun is a set of coordinates of a writer’s movement from place to place. But one thing I found interesting is that nobody knew who the original authors were. It was only when colonial times took place that they started to write the Pantuns. Before they were transmitted orally. It’s a resource to the colonial archive in a way but it has its precedents also.
I see this all as a clear remix using samples of visual archives. It’s like the clear influence of other cultures in different parts of the world and it’s definitely cosmopolitanism as in post-colonial internationalism that we are witnessing where individuals basically the non-white alignments despite their differences ⍩
Has anyone watched Speedhunter? Looking for sub-sub-culture within the biking community. I want a bumper sticker in bahasa Melayu: ‘speed-ghost’
I want a bumper sticker of “the future is not dead, just restless”
In 3:50 the viewer is the cosmos?
To my mind he is just highlighting questions rather than pointing towards somewhere
wooooow I think it’s all about theory-fiction!