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 : Kader Attia (FR), Itziar Barrio (ES), Ursula Biemann (CH), Rossella Biscotti (IT/NL) & Kevin van Braak (NL), Sarah Browne (IE), Declan Clarke (IE), Willie Doherty (IE/UK), Eva Engelbert (AT) & Katharina Schniebs (DE/AT), Harun Farocki (DE), Daniel García Andújar (ES), Eva Grubinger (AT), Dejan Kaludjerović (RS/AT), Vladimir Miladinović (RS), Locky Morris (UK/IE), Adrian Paci (AL/IT), Christodoulos Panayiotou (CY), Garrett Phelan (IE), Nikola Radić Lucati (RS), María Ruido (ES), Francesc Ruiz (ES)
|Publication status||Published (in print/issue) - 14 Feb 2015|
|Event||"Invisible Violence" , Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg: https://www.salzburger-kunstverein.at/en/exhibitions/2015/2015-02-14/invisible-violence - Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Germany|
Duration: 14 Feb 2015 → 10 Apr 2015