The Annex, IMMA @ NCH at Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
Open late on Thursday evenings to 7pm.
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. The exhibition is curated by Rachael Thomas, Senior Curator, Head of Exhibitions, IMMA, assisted by Séamus McCormack, Exhibitions, IMMA.
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.View Artist
Informal Dialogues: Secretion by Willie Doherty
Wednesday’s at 1:15, no booking required.