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REMAINS - Willie Doherty

Event Description

REMAINS (2013) is a video installation filmed in a number of locations in Derry, Northern Ireland, used since the early 1970’s to carry out kneecappings, a form of punishment shooting used to control drug use and other forms of so-called ‘anti-social behaviour’. Despite the relative calm achieved since the signing of the Belfast Peace Agreement in 1998, paramilitaries still seek to exert control over the lives of those who live in some of the most economically deprived areas. In 2012, a number of parents were forced to present their children for punishment shootings. REMAINS builds on Doherty’s interest in the relationship between landscape and memory and in working in locations that are contaminated with untold stories; some forgotten, some half remembered or unacknowledged. Doherty uses the camera to examine these locations in almost forensic detail. His telling of these events is punctuated by the image of a burning car, a motif that first appeared in his body of work in the early 1990’s. On loan from the collection of the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

Official Opening Saturday 7th July, 7pm, Everyone Welcome


Important Information

Closed Saturday 4th August

Event Description