Stranger In The Night
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Stranger In The Night

Toronto street artist (or what have you) Posterchild, the subject of a recent Tall Poppy interview right here on Torontoist, sent us along these two videos earlier this week from his first “first major film effort” Left Out In The Cold.

The videos are of one night that Posterchild spent doing nine pasteups, seven stencils, and four tags and drawings last winter in Kensington Market—the culmination of months of preparation. A full forty minutes long (twenty each), the vids aren’t for the attention-deficited, but they give a pretty cool glimpse inside the street art process. Oh, and they’re all done by Posterchild in his “dead astronaut costume.” He’s got his reasons: “Space,” he told us in our Tall Poppy interview, “is the ultimate example of dreaming, of reaching for the stars. It shows the kind of things that are possible at humanity’s best. The death part is that it doesn’t always work.”