Cat Not Here is a short animated film about art. It’s based on a true story.

Cat Not Here was a conceptual artwork that was created by Crouch End artists Brian Luff and Georgina Sowerby in January 2011. Destroyed immediately after being made, it was the very absence of the piece that the creators considered to be art.

Cat Not Here could theoretically therefore be exhibited in art galleries and public spaces merely by being absent from them – but the artists stated that the piece could only be absent from one place at a time.

In March 2011, Cat Not Here was exhibited at the Gallery on the Square in St Ives, simply by being absent from the venue.