Behind the Scenes with Gaia

September 29, 2013 — 1 Comment

We traveled to Houston three times this month to document artist Gaia as he created an installation at Rice University Art Gallery. The amount of work Gaia, artist Nanook, and the Rice Gallery team were able to accomplish is unbelievable. We would find ourselves shocked by how much the the space had changed in between our visits. We attended the public opening this past Thursday and the luncheon the following day. Friday happened to also be Gaia’s 25th Birthday, so Rice Gallery presented him with a surprise birthday cake and the entire crowd sang him Happy Birthday. It was great to see such a big turnout at both events.

Gaia at Rice Gallery Photo by Walley Films
Gaia inside his installation Marshland at Rice Gallery

We came back to Rice University Friday evening to get shots around campus and to document the final installation. The space looked great after dark, so we took our time filming late into the night.

Gaia at Rice Gallery Photo by Walley Films
Marshland mural detail showing a house in the Fourth Ward being consumed by downtown buildings

Gaia at Rice Gallery Photo by Walley Films
Mark Walley documenting the final installation

Gaia at Rice Gallery Photo by Walley Films
Portrait of Roland B. Smith, Jr., Rice University Associate Provost and Adjunct Professor

Gaia at Rice Gallery Photo by Walley Films
Marshland Mural detail as seen through arches

Gaia at Rice Gallery Photo by Walley Films
Portrait of a Rice University student interviewed by Gaia

Gaia at Rice Gallery Photo by Walley Films
Marshland Mural detail

Gaia at Rice Gallery Photo by Walley Films
Portrait of a Rice University student interviewed by Gaia

We have started editing our short documentary follow Gaia’s work, which we hope to have completed sometime next month. Watch the rest of our series with Rice Gallery.

-M&A

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  1. Lillian James Lee, 6 Months Old | veggieangie - September 29, 2013

    […] We just got back from our third and final trip to Houston to film with artist Gaia for his new installation Marshland at Rice University Art Gallery. We were able to get some great footage and are looking forward to working on that project. Read more about our film projects over on Walley Films Blog. […]

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