Seamus Harahan will be showing his film Before Sunrise in a group show at the FLOOD project space in Dublin, Ireland. The exhibition, ‘Backwards into Paradise,’ is a collection of work by film and video artists exploring themes of light and darkness, facts and fictions via narrative and metaphor. The exhibition uses moments of the everyday and sublime which suggest a greater global significance and meaning.
Before Sunrise is an experiment in response to On a Beautiful Day, a film made at the Berlin Wall by artist KP Brehmer in 1969. Brehmer was asked by a friend to retrace a walk and to record it on film. Likewise, Harahan was asked by a fellow artist to do the same through Alexandra Park in North Belfast. He was given a super-8 camera and one reel of film. The camera leads the viewer to a peace line separating the neighbouring communities.
Backwards into Paradise
Seamus Harahan, Lorraine Neeson, Tom Smith, Nadim Vardag, Michael John Whelan
Unit 3 James Joyce Street
Dublin 1, Ireland
February 16 – March 23, 2013
Preview: Friday, February 15, 6 – 7:30 pm
FLOOD is a not for profit exhibition space curated by Paul McAree. Learn more here.