'Nowhere Near Here' is a stop motion animation that uses a combination of light with stencils and long exposure photography to tell the story of a dog running around the city at night, doing whatever a dog does. The animation was first exhibited at the The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum on the 7th October, 2010.
This film involved well over 300 hours of production, which includes cutting and constructuing 200 stencils to illuminate my characters to life. Through the course of shooting 'Nowhere Near Here', we had to deal with curious drunks, a dog almost peeing on the camera (the irony is not lost on us), the endlessly suspicious police and even someone running off with a tripod.
It was really fun to be able to get 'away' from the walls and have our little dog and cat (and birds) run around the city, no longer constrained by paintable walls. There is also something beautiful about the way the characters glow, knowing they only appeared in the city for a brief flash. With that said, all street art is transient and never permanent; it is in a state of flux. Or, in this case, a state of lux.