Ok, so maybe it's not a roof, but the Octopus has an amazing geometry that's come together and is under cover. Let's take a look, starting with this short video. (credit for video Reece Terris of Terris Lightfoot Contracting ltd.)
Here are some photo's leading up to what you've just seen in the video -- learning all about parallel trusses. The lines of this weeks post are so sexy and exciting; you may think to say that my life must be pretty boring right? hahaha actually it's not.
But wait, there's more! Maynard comes to explore the site and take a look at (moi, the concrete hag stair appreciation) a few different angles leading up to the shot of lines coming together! Omg, these lines are sooooo beautiful!
So how many guys on the ground does it take to pull this off? They are not all in the photos but if you look closely you'll see at least 4 and don't forget to count the guy who actually went up on the Octopus to take the video and roof lines coming together. Going to the site everyday is pretty cool as I watch things take form there's a part of me that would love to be the dude with the tools. I can only imagine what that result would look like, Octopus goes surreal alien.
Having a dream is energizing and no one knows that better than a surrealist, and speaking of surrealism I'v recently been reminded that pushing a surreal envelop can result in something very real.
My neighbour Ewan, the awesome guy who's let me set up the time lapse camera at his place told me about "Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable". OMG what a great "really? really?" experience in the adventure through art. I've never been a fan of Damien Hirst, the artist who is behind this film. Now however, I do have to admit this work of Damien Hirst has caused me to reconsider him as a pretty brilliant artist.
If you haven't seen it, I would highly recommend you add it to your list. It's a mockumentary that chronicles the fictional story behind Damien Hirst’s two-venue exhibition in Venice last year. It took a community to make that art happen and unlike the historic reference to Cif Amotan II (an anagram, it turns out, for “I am fiction”) Project 851 is real and too takes a community/team to make it happen.
It's the cheekiness of Hirst's work, that I appreciate and also the lengths he goes to to make that exhibition become a reality; a brilliantly layered work of art. Often I find myself feeling it takes a lot of chutzpah to make a dream become reality when building in Vancouver; "treasures from the wreck of the unbelievable" makes me chuckle. God knows anyone taking on a project like this needs those chuckles.