Willie DohertyRemote Control 1992

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Artist
Willie Doherty (born 1959)
Title
Remote Control
Date 1992
MediumPhotograph, black and white, on paper mounted onto aluminium panel
Dimensionsimage: 1220 x 1830 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 2003
Reference
P78747
Not on display

Summary

Remote Control is a black and white photograph of a dead end road behind an unmanned police station in Rosemount, Derry, Northern Ireland. The road is enclosed by high walls made of reinforced corrugated metal and rough stone. On the right an additional layer of wire fencing extends almost as high as a telegraph pole. The street is bleak and empty of people; rainwater fills potholes and shards of glass and other rubbish litter the ground. Weeds grow between concrete slabs reinforcing the fencing. The high walls accentuate the image’s narrow, claustrophobic single-point perspective… (read more)

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