Sharone Lifschitz

Best City in the World—Looking after Belfast (Raymond’s Loss)
2010–14
(From Advice about Sharing a Country,
an ongoing project begun in 2010)
Single-channel HD video, 19'36''

In early April 2010, the artist placed an advertisement in several Northern Irish newspapers: “Israeli woman visiting Belfast would like to meet people for advice about sharing a country.” One respondent was Raymond McCord, a Protestant, whose son was murdered by members of a Protestant militia during the conflict in Northern Ireland. A year after their initial meetings, McCord took the artist in his car to see the locations where his story is played out. The video was shot by the artist with a handheld camera from the passenger seat.

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Text: Emily Bilski