Ever wanted to watch public art get set up, but don't have the time to wait hours, if not days, to see each moment?
If that's the case, the Vancouver Biennale has some videos for you. The bi-annual sculpture festival has uploaded four videos showing how four iconic pieces of art were erected in Vancouver.
In the video of Giants being painted the video captures the concrete silos on Granville Island going from drab grey to bright colours to detailed figures. The shot from the north side of the silos is interesting as the tide and sunlight give a perspective of the exact time things are happening (it's also just fun to watch the boats go up and down).
In the video of Need by Kambiz Sharif the video starts off at the studio where the giant piece of chrome art started, and follows its journey to the corner of Melville, Pender, and Jervis streets.
The Proud Boy is another of the most recent pieces installed in Vancouver, along the seawall in Yaletown. The towering red figure had to be wheeled in by hand since the transport truck wasn't able to make it to the site. Luckily other equipment could be brought in to get the giant red person standing upright-ish.
While it was removed this weekend, there's also a video of the Trans Am Totem being installed. The controversial piece of art hides a couple of things that keep it upright. Inside the tree is a metal pole, which helps carry the weight and keep the stack upright. Also, four of the cars were stacked together, which probably kept things a little simpler than stacking rocks a the beach.