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Harahan, Seamus

Cold Open (Version 1)

The video works of Seamus Harahan are characterised by their prolonged takes, candid view points and gritty CCTV-style footage. Using a hand held camera, Harahan explores the urban environment in all its incidental and occasionally brutal detail. Cold Open (Version 1) (2014) is a video montage made up of six sequences from a larger series filmed in north Belfast over the course of a year. During one of the sequences, the soundtrack of a couple discussing the husband’s drinking habits is accompanied by apparently unconnected visuals of rain-soaked branches.

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