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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

A. Jacob Galle

Stills from A. Jacob Galle video at 1708 Gallery -

A. Jacob Galle
Starts with him measuring off, developing, and planting a small plot in front of a building. People walking by on the sidewalk, sitting on the steps. Filmed on different days but all put together as one.

A. Jacob Galle
Next we are at a field, a structure is being built.

A. Jacob Galle

A. Jacob Galle
Attaching photographs, staring from bottom left and working across, then the row above that, then the row above that. The video is speeded up a bit.

A. Jacob Galle
It is the building from the beginning of the video.

A. Jacob Galle

A. Jacob Galle
Time goes by. Tending the corn.

A. Jacob Galle
Putting a bent-over-shape scarecrow thing in the field.

A. Jacob Galle
It comes alive! He must have made five or six of these different silhouette shapes and is using stop-motion photography - it is like they are dancing in the field. There is music, with a beat. This was unexpected.

A. Jacob Galle

A. Jacob Galle

A. Jacob Galle

A. Jacob Galle
Michael Oatman wrote a short essay on Galle for the exhibition. I wrote about seeing Michael Oatman's video, A Romance in Optics, last summer - this Galle video is another red-tailed tropic bird.