Porch Sketch #4 (Potentially Infinite)

Porch Sketch #4 (Potentially Infinite), 2019
digital video, 88 seconds
sound design by Ari Folman-Cohen

A segment of footage is repeated and layered in a formulaic process of halving. The layered segment appears at ever-increasing intervals as its time of entry is continually halved, halved again, halved again, and so on. The formula plays out gradually until the image begins to look mechanical—a slow progression of the footage from raw to processed. A color key technique was used to isolate the birds in order to create layers.