Holy Bible

Broomberg, Adam and Chanarin, Oliver. Holy Bible. Archive of Modern Conflict, 2013.

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Abstract (English)

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 most recent work, Holy Bible, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin mined this archive with philosopher Adi Ophir’s central tenet 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 format of Broomberg and Chanarin’s illustrated Holy Bible mimics both the precise structure and the physical form of the King James version. By allowing elements of the original text to guide their image selection, the artists explore themes of authorship, and the unspoken criteria used to determine acceptable evidence of conflict.

Inspired in part by the annotations and images Bertolt Brecht added to his own personal bible, Broomberg and Chanarin’s publication questions the clichés at play within the visual representation of conflict." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Artists' publications > Photobook
All Contributors: Broomberg, Adam (Author); Chanarin, Oliver (Author)
Dossier: 390 - ARCHIVE OF MODERN CONFLICT (Londres)
Collation: [721] p. : ill. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781907946417
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Archive of Modern Conflict
Artists: Broomberg, Adam; Chanarin, Oliver
Keywords: ARCHIVE; POWER POLITICS; CATASTROPHE; WAR; VIOLENCE; PHOTOBOOK
Copyright Statement: Archive of Modern Conflict
Deposited by: Collections
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 23:02
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2017 16:43
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/28798
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