ENDLESS, is a film produced as part of Willie Doherty’s ongoing research into the relation between trauma and memory in post-conflict Northern Ireland. This enquiry reflects on the insidious nature of mistrust and deception in a divided community and references the recruitment of paid British agents and informers during the conflict. Doherty’s film locates these concerns against the contemporary backdrop of post-truth politics, where protocols of truth and accountability have been undermined by the normalisation of ‘alternative facts’ and the corruption of democracy, as politicians lie with impunity and without consequence. In drawing out these connections the research creates significant new perspectives and enhances understanding of the extent to which trauma, caused by unsolved, historical crimes, endures and of how discourse about the memorialisation and recounting of events from the past remains politically sensitive and contested.
|Medium||Single channel black and white video installation|
|Dimensions||Duration: 13 min|
|Edition||1/3 (Edition of 3 + 1 AP)|
|Copyright||For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].|
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