Lost & Found: Inside the Bizarre Wonderland of Artist and Tinkerer Blair Somerville

Lost & Found: Inside the Bizarre Wonderland of Artist and Tinkerer Blair Somerville kinetic sculpture documentary automata

Lost & Found: Inside the Bizarre Wonderland of Artist and Tinkerer Blair Somerville kinetic sculpture documentary automata

Lost & Found: Inside the Bizarre Wonderland of Artist and Tinkerer Blair Somerville kinetic sculpture documentary automata

For the last decade, self-confessed tinkerer and “organic mechanic” Blair Somerville has owned and operated the Lost Gypsy Gallery, a sprawling menagerie of kinetic sculptures, automata, and electronic doohickies. Located in in a remote corner of New Zealand’s South Island, the gallery has become Somerville’s life work, a testament to artistic ingenuity, and an offbeat tourist attraction where visitors can experience first-hand his interactive “Fine Acts of Junk”.

Filmmaker Joey Bania takes us inside this enchanting yet totally bizarre wonderland in his new documentary short Lost & Found, funded in part by BBC Worldwide Young Producers’ grant. NSFW-ish language here and there.

If you liked this, you might also want to take a step inside the UFO Welcome Center or learn more about the Junk King.