Nowhere Near Here from Pahnl is a stop motion animation that uses projected light, graphic stencils and long exposure photography to tell the story of a fluorescent dog running around the city at night.
The concept of shining (“spraying”) light through a stencil instead of using spray paint is an innovative twist on the urban art from of graffiti. “Light tagging” is more environmentally friendly, but also more ephemeral and requires a very technical process. In Nowhere Near Here 200 stencils and over 300 hours were spent creating this piece of street art. Special thanks to Kyla Fullenwider’s article on GOOD and Henrik Sarimo for introducing me to Pahnl and their work.