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Archive Footage: War

by Nick Knight and Raquel Couceiro on 6 October 2016

In 1997, Nick Knight and stylist Simon Foxton united to explore the theme of violence for issue 18 of Big magazine. To Knight, the project was about ‘the futility of violence’; ‘To suggest that we are prepared to kill each other over the most trivial of differences. It can be related to contemporary culture, based on the shockingly high death rate in a lot of modern American inner cities–higher than in many war zones.’ As usual with his shoots, Knight filmed the entire working process behind the pictures. This unseen footage, edited by Raquel Couceiro, is released from Knight’s archive to time with the October 2016 opening of his first solo show, Nick Knight: Image, at Daelim Museum in Korea.

In 1997, Nick Knight and stylist Simon Foxton united to explore the theme of violence for issue 18 of Big magazine. To Knight, the project was about ‘the futility of violence’; ‘To suggest that we are prepared to kill each other over the most trivial of differences. It can be related to contemporary culture, based on the shockingly high death rate in a lot of modern American inner cities–higher than in many war zones.’ As usual with his shoots, Knight filmed the entire working process behind the pictures. This unseen footage, edited by Raquel Couceiro, is released from Knight’s archive to time with the October 2016 opening of his first solo show, Nick Knight: Image, at Daelim Museum in Korea.

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