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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.


About the Artist

Willie Doherty b.1959

Willie Doherty is a native of 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.
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Public Talks

Informal Dialogues: Secretion by Willie Doherty
Wednesday’s at 1:15, no booking required.


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