Una Knox marks the fortieth week of the ﬁg-2 programme with her solo exhibition. Knox responds to the archival material of an artist that she is influenced by, as well as to the mobile display structures at ﬁg-2. By binding these display units together Knox’s gesture references the surface tension that she intends will unfold both conceptually and physically. Surfaces become a ﬁeld of study, proliferated through photography, video and drawing. She alters archival footage from the 1980s of her father, artist David Knox, working in his studio and performing to audiences and incorporates recent footage shot on an early video camera. In transmuting this material she generates a new series of trichromatic photographs, a video installation and a drawing-animation. David Knox’s surface studies introduced cuts on large sheets of paper. Una Knox furthers this by exposing her own series of cut-outs under photo ﬁlters, and explores the materiality of paper and the photographic image, as well as the dichotomy between the temporary and permanent. The exhibition becomes a site where ideas of parallel lives and possible histories are considered through the exploration of the glitches and failures in early video and photographic processes.