12 October 2009
These were from the opening night (Id meant to put these up about a month ago). and funny to see them getting the white gloves treatment. After months of abuse, being dropped/stepped on/knocked over/left lying in the mud/pulled apart/reassembled the well trained gallery goers carefully restrained themselves from so much as touching them for fear of breaking something.
I also had a loop of all the raw footage taken so far, of us pushing the puppets around dressed in our green lycra body suits and that was a huge hit (people straining their guts out in shiny green body suits...with goats...why wouldn't it be a hit). I cant help but wonder if the "Making Of" is going to be more entertaining than the final product. I hope not but you never know.
The opening and exhibition all went pretty well. It was nice to see the puppets all set up on their little black plinths in front of a nice white wall.
These snaps were taken during the setup I'll post some of the actual opening shortly.
Of course it all meant a month of not being able to do any actual filming with them which was a bit frustrating but they're back in action now. Currently I've got a few of the goats strung up on the side of the local grain silo for a couple shots there....If it ever stops raining.