“The Hollow of the Hand”: Seamus Murphy Photography Exhibition with PJ Harvey’s Poetry

From: March 10, 2023 @ 09:00 CET
To: March 19, 2023 @ 22:00 CET
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Photo by Seamus Murphy / VII. Musician and writer PJ Harvey writes in the Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan, on December 15, 2012

“The Hollow of the Hand” is a unique collaboration between Seamus Murphy and PJ Harvey. Harvey’s poetry is combined with Murphy’s photographs taken over two decades and with work created on their trips to Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Washington, DC. Murphy published their creative partnership in the form of a book, “The Hollow of the Hand,” in 2015, while PJ Harvey developed her impressions further into her ninth studio album, “The Hope Six Demolition Project,” released in 2016.

Murphy’s photographs have an ability to capture war without judgment, which is what Harvey then aimed to do in words…an uplifting exploration of a brutal subject.

This exhibition, on view at the 2023 Belgrade Irish Festival, is a particular insight into the concepts and creative processes of these two artists and is sure to be thought-provoking. The lines between reality and art are called to attention here about human existence in areas of conflict and everyday survival.

Join the guided tour with Seamus Murphy on March 11, 12:00 at UK Parobrod. On March 12 at 20:00, join Seamus at Jugoslovenska Kinoteka for the screening of his film “A Dog Called Money” and Q&A afterwards.

For more information, view the full BIF PROGRAM.