A Dog Called Money
Director: Seamus Murphy
Writer and musician PJ 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 London. In a specially constructed room behind one-way glass, the public are invited to watch the 5-week process as a live sound-sculpture. Seamus Murphy transposes Harvey’s search for inspirational material and her intimate creative process into an impressively poetic montage.
Curator's point of view: Something intriguing – these travel notes let you in on the moments when material for classic music documentaries emerges.