27 March 2012

Preview - Richard Mosse: Infra at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool

By Eamonn Lavery

Infra is a body of work put together by Irish photographer, Richard Mosse over four trips to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The photographs utilise a discontinued film, Kodak Aerochrome, which captures invisible, infra-red light, was used in the mid 20th century by the US military as camouflage detection from aerial photographs.

The result of the peculiar film is to render the lush green landscapes of the Congo a deep pink, creating an almost unreal, fantasy landscape whilst dealing with themes of war, human rights abuse, and the constructed nature of reality.

The exhibition runs in the Open Eye Gallery from the 30th of March until the 10th of June 2012.

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