A Dog in the City [Weekend Watch]

UK stencil artist Pahnl takes a twenty-first century approach to street art by combining stop motion animation with stencils and long-form exposure. The result is a timeless story of a dog wandering the streets doing what a dog does. Music What Else Is There? by Röyksopp. The animation was first exhibited at the The Herbert, on the 7th October 2010.

If life is a catwalk, run like a dog.

With well over 300 hours in the making, more than 200 stencils involved and too many cold nights spent outside on my knees getting the shots, I am very happy (and relieved) to finally share this with you. Through the course of shooting ‘Nowhere Near Here’, I have dealt with curious drunks, a dog almost peeing on the camera (the irony is not lost on me, haha), the endlessly suspicious police and even someone nearly running off with a tripod.

This is street art, this is life and thank you for watching.

…for those of you that may be interested in prints, a selection of film stills from ‘Nowhere Near Here’ are currently available at pahnl.co.uk/ ​store.php

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Yuri Artibise

Yuri Artibise is an experienced policy analyst, community engagement practitioner and social media specialist. I have a Master of Public Administration degree with over 10 years of public policy research, analysis, and advocacy experience.


  1. I think this is a very cool video! I’d like to share it on Facebook, but am not sure how to. I have a lot of friends in the art and drawing world, so…hopefully you will write back!

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