WILLIE DOHERTY - "SECRETION" , Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Willie Doherty (Photographer)

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IMMA presents the haunting film work Secretion, 2012, by leading Derry-born artist Willie Doherty in the Annex space at Earlsfort Terrace.

First shown to critical acclaim at dOCUMENTA 13, this site-specific film installation draws on the possibilities of lost and forgotten narratives located somewhere between recent history and a near future. Shot on location in and around Kassel, Germany, the powerful narrative at times presents echoes of Doherty’s previous work Ghost Story, 2007, pulling personal histories and experience to the foreground of the Kassel landscape. This same landscape served as the backdrop of much of the folklore collected by the Brothers Grimm while they lived and worked in Kassel.

Secretion is a new direction for the artist and attempts to engage, not only with the landscape as it looks today, but also as a repository of the memories of past experiences and our apprehension about the future.

In 2002 IMMA presented, False Memory, the first major solo exhibition of Doherty’s work in Ireland.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDublin
PublisherIrish Museum of Modern Art
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 21 May 2013
EventWILLIE DOHERTY - "SECRETION" , Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin - Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 21 May 20131 Sept 2013


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