I was lucky enough to be at Dublin’s OFFSET festival this year to hear photographer Richard Mosse talk about his extraordinary work in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Infra is a series shot on film first developed by the US military to spot camouflaged figures in the landscape. But Richard found the effect it had on capturing both the people and places of the conflict – which has seen more than five million people die since 1998 – was striking.
Many people will have seen the work before (though familiarity in no way lessens its impact) but fewer people are aware that Richard has also turned the project into a film. Working with cinematographer Trevor Tweeten, he shot an extraordinary 39 minute piece which was originally shown at the Venice Biennale. It’s now on show at London’s Vinyl Factory and Dazed are running an exclusive clip which they have kindly allowed us to feature here.
A special mention must go to Ben Frost’s haunting soundscape, created using recordings of local children. Combined with the amazing visuals, the result is a quite astounding extension of Ricard’s amazing work.
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