My Dog Sighs is the name of a flawed human being and street artist. Come inside.
According to his descriptions of the artist’s new “Inside” installation in the UK’s only island city of Portsmouth (pronounced PORT-smith), there will be tours in this secret location – ever so because the atmospheric and theatrical work is not officially sanctioned and is staged in an abandoned building.
So it will be a bit of magic when you discover that the British street artist has spared no expense nor level of preparation – including consulting with a sound design team and lighting design team to create his inner world as explained by his own characters. “Street artists are often perceived as ghosts,” he says and goes on to explain that these creatures are somewhat ghosts as well and representative of his inner ‘Quiet Little Voices.’
Whether playful or melancholic, these creatures are strangely familiar to attendees of these tours. The entire project is one which he hopes to develop into a documentary and a textbook for teachers to provide “young people with the creative tools needed to find hope in difficult situations,” showing “how they can use art to empower their local communities.”
Tickets to go Inside will be announced through My Dog Sighs’ mailing list, available on his website www.mydogsighs.co.uk. You can also follow him on Facebook or Instagram for more updates.
Friday 16 July – Sunday 1 August
An undisclosed location in Portsmouth.
Admission: £10 adults / £5 concession / Children are free (but are they really?)