Highlights from dOCUMENTA(13). Willie Doherty

dOCUMENTA(13)

Willie Doherty’s film, Secretion (2012) is so visceral and elegant. It is shot in a muted damp blue, with comparisons between water, mushrooms, wall paper and other organic material that has powerful historical¬†resonance. Telling the story of a Nazi concentration camp guard who is killed, some years after the event by the seepage of human remains that enter the water table and engulf his body in the form of fungal spores. It is an intensive experience where the cyclical nature of organic material is compared to societal historical remembrance and history.

No images of the install but there is a film still from the Matts’ Gallery and see below for my notes

http://www.mattsgallery.org/news/jun2012.php

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