Critical Writing Index

'Disturbance': an exhibition by Willie Doherty

by Pryle Behrman

A review of an exhibition of photographs and video works by artist Willie Doherty. The author focusses on the video, and provides insights by the artist on his visions and motivations for his work.

The artist describes the video Ancient Ground as a closed loop that becomes imprisoning. The invidious feeling the artist hopes to evoke is modeled after public information films produced by the Northern Ireland Office during the Troubles in Ireland. All of the exhibition's works are meant as a commentary on the Troubles, but with a conscious avoidance of direct representation.

ITEM 2013.155 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Ancient GroundWillie Doherty

Sometimes I imagine its my turnWillie Doherty

SeguraWillie Doherty