Fiona Banner

Agent Provocateur, 2015 

Heart of Darkness magazine, plinth with vinyl and graphite, fabric windsock, electrically powered fan, LED light, mixer and stand

Dimensions variable

The twelfth volume in the Four Corners Familiars series – where artists create a new edition of a classic novel – is Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness. 

‘In 2012, Fiona Banner was invited to create an exhibition of works drawn from the Archive of Modern Conflict, a London-based collection of photographs and ephemera relating to war and conflict. After much time delving into the archive, Banner observed a lack of images relating to conflict in the here and now. In a reversal of roles, Banner commissioned Paolo Pellegrin, a Magnum conflict photographer who has worked extensively in the Congo, to observe the City of London – its streets and trading floors, its costume and surrounding strip-clubs – through Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. The resulting photographs were first exhibited at Peer, London under the title Mistah Kurtz – He Not Dead.’ (Four Corners Books)