Junkyard Alchemist

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Program: Best of the Fest 2017, SDFF 2017

Renowned transformer of junk, Sebastopol’s Native Son of Florence Street, French-Canadian artist Patrick Amiot and his wife, painter Brigitte Laurent, are documented over the three years they have spent building their pièce de résistance — a 50-foot diameter carousel with 44 rideable reclaimed art pieces celebrating Canadian themes. When the carousel is complete and the dust has settled on safety and installation rigors, Amiot wonders, “will it ever spin?”

Runtime: 18 minutes
Origin: USA