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Permutation Set

Sam Smith

4 channel HD video, 4 x stereo, colour, 1080p, 16:9
20 seconds times 16,777,216 permutations

Permutation Set is a four-channel video work that expands a single film moment into a seemingly infinite loop of changing perspectives. The work features a cast of 32 re-staging a 20-second scene from the 1973 film La Nuit Americaine (Day for Night) by François Truffaut. Each of the eight shots that make up the sequence was reshot eight times from different camera angles, totalling 16,777,216 possible edits.             

Permutation Set, Installation Excerpt – via Vimeo 
Permutation Set, Excerpt – via Vimeo