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