IMMA presents the Irish premiere of artist Willie Doherty's film work Secretion, 2012, in the Annex at IMMA's temporary spaces in Earlsfort Terrace. In Secretion Doherty's slow camerawork zooms in on fragments of a secluded landscape as well as on an abandoned building at the edge of civilization. The beautiful and sharp shots of fungus attacks, rot and decay, create contradictory visuals in this, at once, compelling and terrifying work. As in a psychological science fiction story, the voice-over describes the peculiar and concealed occurrences in the area without explanation. Shot on location in and around Kassel, Germany, and first shown as part of dOCUMENTA 13, Secretion draws upon the possibilities of lost and forgotten narratives located somewhere between recent history and a near future.
Nominated twice for the Turner Prize (2003, 1994), Doherty's work has been the subject of many solo museum shows.
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