Stills from A. Jacob Galle video at 1708 Gallery -
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.
Next we are at a field, a structure is being built.
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.
It is the building from the beginning of the video.
Time goes by. Tending the corn.
Putting a bent-over-shape scarecrow thing in the field.
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.
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.