Ancient Ground: Invisible Violence

Willie Doherty (Photographer)

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Group Exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade which exhibited Willie Dohertyʼs Ancient Ground 2011 Video installation.

Willie Doherty unflinchingly confronts the underbelly of society, making what is concealed more visible. The video Ancient Ground focuses on the imperceptible traces of human trauma within a rural setting in Ireland. 

References to undefined violence are spoken alongside particular attention to detail in the landscape, implying that whatever unspoken occurrences took place in the past will not disappear and cannot be forgotten. The artist’s concerns with territory, surveillance and the part that land plays in cultural hegemony can be traced back to his photographs of his native Derry and its environs from the 1980’s. 

The exhibition included the following artists : KaderAttia (FR), Itziar Barrio (ES/US), Ursula Biemann (CH), Rossella Biscotti(IT/NL) & Kevin van Braak (NL), Sarah Browne (IE), Declan Clarke (IE),István Csákány (EU), Willie Doherty (UK/IE), Harun Farocki (DE), Daniel GarcíaAndújar (ES), Marta Jovanović (RS/IT), Dejan Kaludjerović (RS/AT), VladimirMiladinović (RS), Locky Morris (UK/IE), Christodoulos Panayiotou (CY), GarrettPhelan (IE), Nikola Radić Lucati (RS), María Ruido (ES), Francesc Ruiz (ES),Fernando Sánchez Castillo (ES/NL), Jonas Staal (NL), Milica Tomić (RS) andKatarina Zdjelar (RS/NL)

Original languageEnglish
Media of outputFilm
Sizecolour, sound, 8’ 35mm film to HD Video
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 9 May 2014
Event"Invisible Violence" , Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade - Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia
Duration: 9 May 201430 Jun 2014


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