Small Acts Of Deception

Willie Doherty (Photographer)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


Exhibition at Matt’s Gallery , London and Blackrock , Cross Barn House , Lydney Park Estate Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire of a selection of Willie Doherty's of photographic works from 1990’s

Small Acts of Deception includes works from a series of black and white photographs with text produced in the late 1980s and the early 1990s. Doherty produced these works, where there are no visible signs of the drama of violence, in response to mainstream journalistic representations of the conflict in the North of Ireland. The exhibition also includes works from a body of colour cibachrome works made between 1993 and 1999. These works examine the border roads between Derry in the North and county Donegal in the South of Ireland. Many of these small ‘unapproved roads’ were blocked with makeshift military barriers in order to control movement across the border. Doherty worked extensively along the border, criss-crossing these roads on foot and by day and night. These works record the material evidence of how these locations looked but also tap into the narrative potential of partially glimpsed fragments and the residue of unspecified events and encounters.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 10 Sept 2016
EventSMALL ACTS OF DECEPTION, Matt’s Gallery+Blackrock, Cross Barn, Aylburton: Selection of photographic works from 1990’s - Matt’s Gallery , London & Blackrock, Cross Barn, Lydney Park Estate, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, London and Aylburton, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Sept 201631 Dec 2016


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