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Frankie Was a Good Girl

A saint in the city.

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 was the winner of the Film London Jarman Award 2015.

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seamus harahan

Production Year

1998

Duration

4 mins

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The Criminal Inside of Me

Cruising and bluesing with a sequence of four slides found on the street, (believed to be the Andrews Sisters) resampled and animated.

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 was the winner of the Film London Jarman Award 2015.

Director

Production Year

2000

Duration

6 mins

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Citygas

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 was the winner of the Film London Jarman Award 2015.

Director

Production Year

2000

Duration

1 mins

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Il Mercenario

A man, no horse, no gun.

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 was the winner of the Film London Jarman Award 2015.

Director

Production Year

2001

Duration

2 mins

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Tessies

A film shot in a Tessie Dorman’s shebeen in east Tyrone, a place of exile fro thinker and escapist since before living memory, since redeveloped, legally licenced, now closed down.

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 was the winner of the Film London Jarman Award 2015.

Director

Production Year

2001

Duration

16 mins

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East of the River Nile

City saints.

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 was the winner of the Film London Jarman Award 2015.

Director

Production Year

2002

Duration

6 mins

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Picking Up Change in the Kung Fu Theatre

Cigarette on newspape

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 was the winner of the Film London Jarman Award 2015.

Director

Production Year

2004

Duration

1 mins

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Free as a Bird

Divis tower and mountain and a dead rapper.

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 was the winner of the Film London Jarman Award 2015.

Director

Production Year

2006

Duration

1 mins

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Samuria

Borderland hinterland.

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 was the winner of the Film London Jarman Award 2015.

Director

Production Year

2006

Duration

4 mins

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Pull Down Lads (Awingbigcell)

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. He was asked by a friend to retrace a walk and to record it on film. 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.’

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 was the winner of the Film London Jarman Award 2015.

Director

Production Year

2008

Duration

4 mins

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Before Sunrise

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Production Year

2008

Duration

4 mins

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Stay Here a While

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 was the winner of the Film London Jarman Award 2015.

Director

Production Year

2008

Duration

1 mins

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Focus on the Spiral (Cold Open Series)

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. Later, a group of teenage boys are observed play-fighting. In the final sequence, a group of young people are shown gathered around a pram. Harahan, who is interested in what he calls the ‘dislocation of the familiar’, often uses music to achieve this sense of displacement. In Cold Open, his musical sources range from traditional Gaelic to heavy metal and drum and bass.

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 was the winner of the Film London Jarman Award 2015.

Director

Production Year

2014

Duration

2 mins

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The Garden Of Daisies (Cold Open Series)

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.

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 was the winner of the Film London Jarman Award 2015.

Director

Production Year

2014

Duration

3 mins