MACK/AMC, 2013 First edition, second printing Hardcover, embossed leather, 768 pages, 170 x 220 mm Condition: Fine
Violence, calamity and the absurdity of war are recorded extensively within The Archive of Modern Conflict, the largest photographic collection of its kind in the world. For their work Holy Bible, Broomberg and Chanarin mined this archive with philosopher Adi Ophir's central thesis in mind: that God reveals himself predominantly through catastrophe and that power structures within the Bible correlate with those within modern systems of governance.
The artists overlayed the biblical text with images and paired them with phrases underlined in red. By allowing elements of the original text to guide their image selection, they explore themes of authorship, and the unspoken criteria used to determine acceptable evidence of conflict, questioning the clichés at play within the visual representation of violence.
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