Willie Doherty (Photographer)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


Exhibition at The Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny (in association with Earagail Arts Festival) of Willy Doherty’s Remains (2013) a video installation filmed in a number of locations in Derry, Northern Ireland, that have been used since the early 1970’s to carry out kneecappings, a form of punishment shooting used to control drug use and other forms of so called ‘anti-social behaviour’.

Remains builds on Doherty’s interest in the relationship between landscape and memory and in working in locations that are contaminated with untold stories; some forgotten, some half remembered or unacknowledged. Doherty uses the camera to examine these locations in almost forensic detail. Long tracking shots serve as the backdrop to one man’s story as he recounts a lifetime’s experience of incidents of violence and control. His telling of these events is punctuated by the image of a burning car, a motif that first appeared in Doherty’s body of work in the early 1990’s.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLetterkenny
PublisherRegional Rural Centre
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 10 Jul 2018
Event‘REMAINS’ – Willie Doherty - Regional Cultural Centre , Letterkenny, Ireland
Duration: 10 Jul 201822 Sept 2018


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  • Remains

    Doherty, W., 17 Jan 2014

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

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