In 2016, it was 25 years since Erik Knudsen’s first feature length film was publicly screened: One Day Tafo, Channel Four Television, 1991, UK. Doubt was always a big part of his creative and spiritual development and continues to play a big part in his creative and spiritual search. Over the years he has learned to see it, recognise it, and embrace it.
Now seems an appropriate moment to pause and reflect on his creative journey. With this in mind, the Doubt Project – book and film – has been constructed out of recent photographs, his entire body of films and some reflexive writing related to this theme of doubt from the past 25 years of writing notebooks. He has created a new reflexive film out of his previous films. Some of the poems in the book have found their way into the narration of the film, as have some of the photographs. The structure of the film mirrors that of the narrative of the book.
An early exploration of the photographic component of this project formed part of Erik Knudsen’s contribution to the group show The Fielden Project at the Unitarian Church, Todmorden, UK between the 5 and 18 May 2014. We are currently aiming for Doubt to be published as a book with accompanying film during 2016.