March 2014: Direct from the Venice Biennale where it received plaudits and great acclaim, Richard Mosse’s evocative and immersive work comes to Limerick City in 2014.
The Enclave is an immersive multiple-screen film installation, a series of photographs and a monograph - the culmination of Richard Mosse’s three-year exploration of the conflicted landscape of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mosse reveals an unseen humanitarian tragedy by using a discontinued military reconnaissance film, originally designed for camouflage detection, that registers an invisible spectrum of infrared light. Employing a psychedelic palette, he poses disturbing questions, one of which is, what does it mean to make human suffering beautiful?
In 2012, Mosse and his collaborators, cinematographer Trevor Tweeten and composer Ben Frost, travelled to eastern Congo and inserted themselves into armed rebel groups in a war zone plagued by ambushes, massacres, and systematic sexual violence. The resulting non-narrative work is an explosive fusion of photographic image, sound, and film.
Ireland at Venice 2013 was a national representation supported by the Arts Council and the Culture Ireland division of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. This event is in partnership with Ormston House