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Willie Doherty, b.1959

Ancient Ground2011

Ancient Ground is a 2011 work by Willie Doherty. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumHigh-definition video (colour, sound)
Dimensions Duration: 8 min
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Heritage Gift, 2014
EditionEdition 3/3
Item NumberIMMA.3872
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
Image Caption
Willie Doherty, Ancient Ground, 2011, High-definition video (colour, sound), Duration: 8 min, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Heritage Gift, 2014

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Willie Doherty b.1959

Willie Doherty was born in Derry, Northern Ireland. Basing much of his work around Derry he uses photography, video and sound installations to explore the fallibility of human memory and recollection. Doherty studied at the University of Ulster, Belfast, and began exhibiting internationally in the early 1980s. Doherty was nominated for the Turner Prize, in 1994 and 2003 and represented Ireland in the Venice Biennale in 1993, 2005 and 2007. His film Secretion was shown at IMMA in 2013.

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