Artist Dennis Hlynsky uses a digital process to make the flight paths of birds visible in his mesmerizing video project, “small brains on mass.” The process, which Hlynsky calls “extruded time,” involves stacking frames in a sequence and adding the darkest pixels together. The effect is a long trail that shows the past few moments of a bird’s flight path as it flies. Large flocks become dense clouds of paths that continually form and disappear. Hlynsky has more extruded time videos on Vimeo.
videos by Dennis Hlynsky, GIF via Colossal