"Somewhere Else consists of four synchronised video sequences, which are projected simultaneously onto an X shaped configuration of four rear projection screens. Each screen is 3x4 metres. The installation is located in the centre of space at least 12x12 metres in size. A separate soundtrack accompanies each video sequence and the speakers for each are fixed to the wall opposite each screen, at head height.
Somewhere Else by Willie Doherty
The footage for this work was shot in urban and rural locations in Derry and Donegal. The edited sequences move easily between apparently tranquil rural settings and the unsettling dead spaces of the city. The accompanying voice-over monologue appears to attempt to make sense of a "straightforward story with a twist". However the "story" is punctuated by references to the production of the video: "Fade up to a scene in a forest", "The camera follows him from behind". The multiple viewpoints and shifts between locations and an inability to fix the role of the narrator reinforce the impossibility of resolution or closure."
|Artwork type:||video installation|
|Material:||4 DVDs, colour, sound,
30 mins (10 minutes repeated continuously)|
|Location:||Collection of the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh|
|Rights owner:||Willie Doherty|
|Rights status:||UK HE use only|
|Institution:||University of Ulster|