This will be Willie Doherty’s fifth exhibition at Matt’s Gallery. The gallery has collaborated with the artist since 1990 and was the first venue to show his video work, commissioning the installation The Only Good One is a Dead One in 1993. This led to Doherty’s first Turner Prize nomination in 1994.
Replays: Selected video works 1994-2007
For Replays, Matt's Gallery will present a survey of Doherty’s video work made over the last thirteen years. These works are set against the backdrop of a changing Northern Ireland and engage the viewer in the undercurrent of apprehension and uncertainty of living in a divided society.
The gallery will be divided into two exhibition spaces, with Ghost Story (2007) showing throughout the exhibition in one space and a rotation of eight single channel video installations in the other. The full programme of works to be shown over the course of the exhibition is as follows: Ghost Story, Empty, Closure, Passage, Non-specific Threat, Sometimes I Imagine It’s My Turn, The Wrong Place, No Smoke Without Fire, At the End of the Day.
For the first time, Matt's Gallery will be working with Artprojx to present Ghost Story at the Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, London WC2.
Artprojx and Matt’s Gallery present Ghost Story (2007) by Willie Doherty
Followed by Willie Doherty and Tim Marlow in conversation and a repeat screening
Thu 31 Jan 2008
Image: Willie Doherty, Ghost Story, 2007 (video still)
Courtesy of the artist and Matt's Gallery, London
What: Willie Doherty - Replays: Selected video works 1994-2007
Where: Matt's Gallery, 42-44 Copperfield Road, London E3 4RR
When: Wed 23 Jan - Sun 16 Mar 2008, Wed-Sun 12-6pm
Associated Events: Offsite screening and artist talk at Prince Charles Cinema, London WC2, Thu 31 Jan 2008 6.30-8pm
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