NOWHERE GIRL

 

“In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.”
— Albert Camus

 

They called her Nowhere Girl. She went nowhere, she was nowhere, she felt nowhere, she is nowhere.

 

Lost and alone, nowhere girl wonders her lonely cityscape looking for connection. She can’t find it in the buildings, in the streets or the people who pass her. It is only when she faces her fears of being completely alone, that she discovers that she already has everything she is looking for.


Nowhere Girl Trailer - Stop-motion by Jak Soroka


 

Nowhere Girl is a playful piece of story-telling, set in the world of nowhere.  It’s an exploration of placelessness and queer identity, through use of text and movement as assertion. Large projected illustrations provide a backdrop for the performers live body and the small red model body used throughout the piece. These drawn cityscapes and a small plasticine puppet create an imaginary world distant enough from reality to give the piece lightness, but familiar enough in its sense of isolation and alienation that all too many of us can relate to.  


Nowhere Girl gets to visit the city streets that inspired her creation.