Sydney Opera House Presents built a lego structure for their January 2014 creative play program. Children were given free reign to build on vertical plates with a range of classic blocks.
I was commissioned to build several cameras into the structure that would be projected on the nearest wall. As well as live video the cameras took timelapse footage that was played back every 5 minutes, as well as daily timelapses of the entire project. The supervising artists were able to reposition the cameras both physically and zoom in on them digitally.
The vertical nature of the plates tends to lead to representative building – I.E writing names and creating images in 2D. The idea of the video elements was to encourage builders to think about different perspectives in time and space and develop their designs accordingly.
Sponsored by Lego Education.