Richard Mosse: The Enclave

Richard Mosse's multimedia installation is centred around the conflict situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where he travelled throughout 2012 with artistic collaborators Trevor Tweeten and Ben Frost.

During their time in the eastern part of the country, the trio infiltrated armed rebel groups who Mosse photographed with a special infrared film. Used by the US armed forces in the 1940s, the film was designed to detect troops in camoflauge against a natural environment, and results in vibrant colours, mainly pinks and purples. However behind this apparent psychedelia lies a sinister reminder of a region in which over five million people have died of war-related causes since 1998.

Mosse's photographs are complemented with infrared footage by Tweeten, screened to the backdrop of Frost's ambient audio composition, comprised entirely of sounds recorded in the bush during their travels.

The Enclave represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale last year.

10.00-17.00 (Thurs-Fri 10.00-21.00)

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Address Amsterdam Photography Museum (FOAM), 609 Keizersgracht, 1017 DS Amsterdam, tel. +31(0)205516500.
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Richard Mosse: The Enclave

Amsterdam Photography Museum (FOAM), 609 Keizersgracht, 1017 DS Amsterdam, tel. +31(0)205516500.

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