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Description - Richard Mosse by Richard Mosse

For the last three years, Richard Mosse has photographed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a region in which a long-standing power vacuum has resulted in a horrifying cycle of violence. Shooting with both still- and 16 mm-cameras, he uses a discontinued military surveillance film, which registers an invisible spectrum of infrared light. Mosse has captured the landscape in disorienting psychedelic hues of scarlet, lavender, cobalt, and puce, creating images that are deceptively seductive and alluring. Ultimately, however, the resulting images and film map the otherwise invisible edges of violence, chaos, and incommunicable horror of isolated, jungle war zones. At the heart of the project, as Mosse states, is his exploration of the contradictions and limits of arts ability to represent narratives so painful that they exist beyond language and photography's capacity to document specific tragedies and communicate them to the world. The Enclave has been printed in a total of 1,000 copies, 250 of which have been released as part of a limited-edition boxed set. The boxed set includes a 45 rpm record with sound and music design by Ben Frost; a poster featuring an image by Richard Mosse and a transcription from the film; and a signed-and-numbered copy of the book, released to coincide with an installation of the work at the Venice Biennale.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781597112635
ISBN-10: 1597112631
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
Imprint: Aperture
Publisher: Aperture
Publish Date: 12-Aug-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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