3 September to 19 October | Opening Friday 2 September, 6pm
Kerlin Gallery announces Loose Ends, a historic new body of work by the world-renowned Irish artist Willie Doherty (b. 1959, Derry), comprised of a two-screen video installation and accompanying photographic diptychs.
Loose Ends turns our attention to the passage of time and its powerful, corrosive effect on our hopes, beliefs and sense of identity. Across two screens, Doherty uses the camera and spoken word to focus on the details and textures of two very different locations. Both associated with the 1916 Easter Rising – a key event in the history of Irish independence, the sites are examined in detail through the use of a slow, almost trance-like, zoom. Doherty’s lens absorbs the material evidence of each location today, 100 years after the events of 1916, asking whether a residual response to these events continues to be played out, or how the voices and actions of one generation and the ‘vapours of the past’ resonate in the unconscious of another.