Infra Landscape of the DRC

Elena Soboleva
May 24, 2013 1:04AM
You Are Wherever Your Thoughts Are, North Kivu, Eastern Congo, 2012
Jack Shainman Gallery

Richard Mosse's works utilize an outdated infrared Aerochrome film that was first developed by the US military in the 1940's for espionage and surveillance.  The artist chose to use the psychedelic medium to represent the opaque and intangible conflict of the Democratic Republic of Congo as a way to grapple with his own understanding of the region. Though the scenes are enticingly lucid they reveal scars of war, massacre and nomadic existence of the people upon the wartorn landscape.

Zooming into this image feels like you're soaring over the hills.

Elena Soboleva