For the second in our series of monthly exhibitions of artists’ moving image, BL CK B X, LUX are delighted to present shiney wet stones,a body of video works by 2015 Jarman Award-winning artist, Seamus Harahan. The exhibition will officially launch on Saturday 17 February with a special opening event, details of which will be announced here soon.
shiney wet stones
More hope. Six short films extricated from the undergrowth of the cold open series. The unfinished work was shot across 2007 to 2008, around Hopefield Avenue and the Waterworks in north Belfast, another “garden for the gardenless” much like Waterlow Park. And less. And more.
Exhibition title and included film are eponymous to the song from Robyn G Shiels‘ debut album ‘A Lifetime of Midnights’ – No Dancing Records, Belfast. January 1, 2008.
Seamus Harahan grew up in London and East Tyrone and lives and works in Belfast. Harahan is an ex-director of Catalyst Arts Belfast, was an artist in residence at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris (2015), received a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists (2009) and represented Northern Ireland in the 51st Venice Biennale (2005). Screenings and exhibitions include: Fact or Fiction, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2015; 52nd Ann Arbor Film Festival (Jury Award, 2014); Cold Open / Before Sunrise, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin (2014); Assembly, A survey of Recent Artists’ Films and Video in Britain 2008-13, Tate Britain, London (2013-2014); Nought to Sixty, ICA, London (2008). He is the winner of the Film London Jarman Award 2015.