Willie Doherty In Conversation with Matt Packer

Doherty, W. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Description

To mark the closing of Willie Doherty’s Loose Ends exhibition the RCC is hosting an interview between the artist and CCA Derry Director Matt Packer. Loose Ends, a historic new body of work by the world-renowned Irish artist comprised of a two-screen video installation and accompanying photographic diptychs. Across two screens, Doherty uses the camera and spoken word to focus on the details and textures of two very different locations - Dublin’s Moore Street and Donegal’s Gola Island, both associated with the 1916 Easter Rising. The sites are examined in detail through the use of a slow, almost trance-like, zoom. Doherty’s lens absorbs the material evidence of each location today, 100 years after the events of 1916, asking whether a residual response to these events continues to be played out, or how the voices and actions of one generation and the ‘vapours of the past’ resonate in the unconscious of another.

Period23 Sep 2016
Event titleWillie Doherty In Conversation with Matt Packer: Loose Ends, Willie Doherty
Event typeOther
LocationLetterkenny, Ireland
Degree of RecognitionNational