Richard Mosse – Vintage violence, 2011
Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
Richard Mosse’s commanding video installation The Enclave (2013) transcends art by also encompassing anthropology and journalism. It was produced by means of a recently superseded military film technology designed in World War II to reveal camouflaged mechanisms concealed within the landscape. This film is rendered in vivid tones of lavender, crimson, and pink. Mosse utilized this film to document the ongoing conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, in which 5.4 million people have died since 1998 and is fundamentally ignored by the mass media.