jo peel: things change graffiti animation
jo peel: things change graffiti animation jo peel: things change graffiti animation
apr 23, 2012

jo peel: things change graffiti animation

to create the 3-minute animation ‘things change’, street artist jo peel spent three weeks painting progressive scenes on the wall outside the village underground in london all images Ā© owen richards, denise scicluna, and josh horwood

‘things change’ is a graffiti installation and stop-motion animation piece by british street artist jo peel, documenting the impermanence of human construction and the dynamic relationship we have with the natural world. the piece was enacted on the wall outside of the village underground arts space in shoreditch, london, although the artist also placed physical objects like boxes, plastic bags, and rocks on the sidewalk below to add an immersive element to the depiction.

jo peel spent three weeks painting progressive scenes, snapping a photograph of each to be used in what is ultimately a three-minute animation that showcases the progression from untouched nature to construction sites to cities to urban decay to the ultimate overtaking again of the space by the natural environment.

‘things change’ stop-motion animation

jo peel at work

jo peel ‘erases’ earlier elements of the scene to create the effect of animation once the photographs are stitched together

via vimeo

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