Sun 8 Dec - Thu 12 Dec 2019
Sun 8 Dec - Thu 12 Dec 2019

94 mins – Ireland / United Kingdom 2019 – Documentary – Dir: Seamus Murphy
Featuring: PJ Harvey

As imaginative as the creative process it documents, A Dog Called Money is a uniquely intimate journey through the inspiration, writing and recording of a PJ Harvey record.

Writer and musician Harvey and award-winning photographer Seamus Murphy hatched a collaboration. Seeking first-hand experience of the countries she wanted to write about, Harvey accompanied Murphy on some of his worldwide reporting trips, joining him in Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Washington DC. Harvey collected words, Murphy collected images.

Back home, the words become poems, songs, then an album, which is recorded in an unprecedented art experiment in Somerset House, London. In a specially constructed room behind one-way glass, the public – all cameras surrendered – are invited to watch the five-week process as a live sound-sculpture. Murphy exclusively documents the experiment with the same forensic vision and private access as their travels.

By capturing the immediacy of their encounters with the people and places they visited, Murphy shows the humanity at the heart of the work, tracing the sources of the songs, their special metamorphosis into recorded music, and, ultimately, cinema.

Sun 8 Dec
1pm / 5pm / 9.05pm
Mon 9 Dec
5pm / 9.05pm
Tues 10 Dec
5pm / 9.05pm
Wed 11 Dec
5pm / 9.05pm
Thurs 12 Dec
5pm / 9.05pm
Capturing the humanity of people living in war-torn and impoverished areas, A Dog Called Money is a conscientious and raw documentary that verges on visual album
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Capturing the humanity of people living in war-torn and impoverished areas, A Dog Called Money is a conscientious and raw documentary that verges on visual album
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