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Published on May 11th, 2021 | by Brian Coney

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Watch: Documenta – Silverwood

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Running until May 16th, this year’s NI Mental Health Arts Fest has brought together a programme of varied, vivid arts events that aim to create a platform for high-quality artwork that deals compassionately and intelligently with mental health.

Among the highlights so far is new music from Belfast drone pop septet Documenta. Taken from the Joe Greene-fronted band’s forthcoming double LP, Drone Pop #3, ‘Silverwood’ captures the band’s craft at its most carefully woven. D

eft and darkly in all the right places, the seven-minute track is accompanied with a stellar video by Belfast filmmaker, photographer and occasional TTA contributor Colm Laverty. Melding footage from the Spence Brothers films, The Shadow Over Flatwoods, The Tyzzian Exiles and The Testament of Caleb Meeke, it masterfully mirrors the phantasmagoria of Documenta at their most emphatic.

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