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Willie Doherty

REMAINS, 2013

Single channel high-definition video installation with Dolby Digital 5.1 digital surround sound Duration:15 mins
Location
Dublin
About the work
KG
Kerlin Gallery
Dublin

Courtesy of the artist, Alexander and Bonin, New York, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich and Kerlin …

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Courtesy of the artist, Alexander and Bonin, New York, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich and Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

Medium
Video/Film/Animation
Willie Doherty
Irish, b. 1959
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A photographer and video and installation artist, Willie Doherty explores the histories embedded in specific terrains, frequently returning to the subject of his native city of Derry, a locale in many ways defined by decades of fraught political conflict in Northern Ireland. Doherty’s early work often overlaid images with words and phrases, and incorporated pictures from media coverage of “The Troubles” in Northern Ireland, suggesting the slippery meaning underlying an image. In other works he combines elements of film noir, allusions to contemporary surveillance culture, and landscape imagery, to unsettling effect. His video installation The Only Good One is a Dead One (1993) turns the viewer into both assassin and target, while his film Secretion (2012) addresses the landscape of Kassel, Germany as a repository of its traumatic past. Doherty considers Richard Long, Barbara Kruger, and Jenny Holzer to be major influences on his work.

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About the work
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Kerlin Gallery
Dublin

Courtesy of the artist, Alexander and Bonin, New York, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich and Kerlin …

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Courtesy of the artist, Alexander and Bonin, New York, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich and Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

Medium
Video/Film/Animation
Willie Doherty
Irish, b. 1959
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A photographer and video and installation artist, Willie Doherty explores the histories embedded in specific terrains, frequently returning to the subject of his native city of Derry, a locale in many ways defined by decades of fraught political conflict in Northern Ireland. Doherty’s early work often overlaid images with words and phrases, and incorporated pictures from media coverage of “The Troubles” in Northern Ireland, suggesting the slippery meaning underlying an image. In other works he combines elements of film noir, allusions to contemporary surveillance culture, and landscape imagery, to unsettling effect. His video installation The Only Good One is a Dead One (1993) turns the viewer into both assassin and target, while his film Secretion (2012) addresses the landscape of Kassel, Germany as a repository of its traumatic past. Doherty considers Richard Long, Barbara Kruger, and Jenny Holzer to be major influences on his work.

Willie Doherty

REMAINS, 2013

Single channel high-definition video installation with Dolby Digital 5.1 digital surround sound Duration:15 mins
Location
Dublin
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