Knox takes the landmark sale by the Icelandic government of their 276,000 citizenâ€™s genetic code to researchers as a starting point for her photo project â€œIn Love with Possibilities.â€ Scraping away at the complex relationship between biological and social histories, her photographs and slide projections investigate isolation and belonging. In â€œEight Seconds Made To Last Foreverâ€ Knox captures portraits of 45 Icelanders performing daily activities such as gazing out the window of their living room, waiting tables at a local restaurant, or navigating a boat.
â€œIn Love with Possibilitiesâ€ also includes five large-scale photographs. In â€œIn Love with Possibilities 1â€ (2004) the faÃ§ade of an old weathered house camouflages itself within the mountain landscape. Simultaneously seeming to disappear and become the central focus of the image, the house appears to be returning to the source from which its elements were initially constructed.
Una Knox was born in Vancouver, Canada. Her work has been presented in exhibitions in the Europe, Canada and the United States, including Shoshana Wayne Gallery, and has been reviewed in the Los Angeles Times. Knox lives and works in New York.