Saturday 11 March 2017

Richard Mosse: Incoming

I went to this exhibition at the Barbican today.

In the Barbican's words...

Mosse has been working with an advanced new thermographic weapons and border imaging technology that can see beyond 30km, registering a heat signature of relative temperature difference. Classed as part of advanced weapons systems under International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Mosse has been using this export controlled camera against its intended purpose, to create an artwork about the refugee crisis unfolding in the Aegean Sea, off the coast of Libya, in Syria, the Sahara, the Persian Gulf, and other locations. 

There was something about the scale of the installation that made the whole bloody mess seem even more awful than ever. If you can make it along, I'd recommend you go. It's free.

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