This stop-motion video shows the installation of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's 'Thousands of Eyes at the new Supreme Court building in Brisbane. Client: Queensland Department of Public Works. This artwork - which I personally really like - ignited indignation from Queensland's conservative newspapers and politicians. I want to call them 'red necks', but it's not really the case; it seems that mostly everyone considered the almost $1 million price tag too extravagant for taxpayers to take. Me and my crew were commissioned to document this and the other artwork being installed in the new Supreme Court, and this stop motion is just one component in a larger documentary-style video. If you would like to see more, follow this link blocmedia.com.au/work/kusama-thousands-of-eyes
The installation took four weeks. This meant that we had to set up a DSLR to click off frames for that whole time. The builders on site built us a camera housing (it looked like an old outdoor toilet) that was situated on a balcony of the new court building. It was a technical exercise to ensure the camera kept operating for four-weeks come rain, hail or snow, although there is never much snow in sub-tropical Queensland. Framing the shot was critical, as you can imagine, because there is no going back once the camera is rolling.