HD video transferred to multi-channel HD video installation, stereo, colour
20 seconds x 16,777,216 permutations
Permutation Set (2010) is a multi-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 8 shots that make up the sequence was reshot 8 times from different camera angles, adding up to 16,777,216 possible edits.
Due to the modular nature of the work, Permutation Set can be show in any number of configurations with a minimum of two channels.
Camera: Sam Smith, Richard nova Milne
Editing: Sam Smith, Dan Angeloro, Dominique Angeloro, Maija Howe
Cast: George Adams, Ron Adams, Drew Bickford, Joanna Briant, Mia Briant, Katherine Brickman, Adam Costenoble, Samantha Ferris, Hayden Fowler, Andrew Frost, Yvette Herbert, Samuel Hodge, Maija Howe, Anneke Jaspers, Kate Jinx, Karena Keys, William Mansfield, Todd McMillan, Jacqueline Millner, Kate Mitchell, Katie Mudie, Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Adam Norton, Richard nova Milne, Stephanie nova Milne, Tom Polo, Lauren Reid, Mark Shorter, Ali Smith, Sam Smith, Elizabeth Stanton