If you are not yet familiar with Richard Mosse's infrared photography of the Congo, perhaps you should read our previous post about Rick Ross' purchase of Love is the Drug at Art Basel Miami 2012. Following the photography series "Infra", Mosse transfers similar imaging techniques to a moving image medium for a documentary film titled "The Enclave," on display in the Irish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale art show.
The entire movie was shot using a discontinued Kodak infrared film called Aerochrome, which was used by the U.S. military in operations during the Vietnam War. The film's scenes portray seas of red and magenta in the thick vegetation of the war-torn region, while soldiers' camo uniforms are also captured in matching pink hues. The photographer expresses that the purpose of the 16mm film documentary is to reveal what is commonly unseen in most of our daily lives, regarding both the (in)visible spectrum of light and the social issues remote from our current location.
The film will be available for viewing at the Venice Biennale until its closing on November 24. Watch Richard Mosse describe his work in this video from Frieze:
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