Police Chair

© By Paul Seawright

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A black chair situated within a police station.

In the 1990’s the Royal Ulster Constabulary - the state police force in Northern Ireland, granted Paul Seawright unprecedented access to its operations for a period of two years. Seawright used the opportunity to use the physical spaces within police stations and security installations to make photographs that might function as metaphors for the wider political situation in the North of Ireland. The work is full of tension and ambiguity and enables us to enter a space from which we are normally excluded.

Copyright courtesy Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

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