Richard Mosse: Incoming

Barbican
Until April 23
According to the UN, the ongoing migration crisis is now the “biggest humanitarian crisis since World War II”. It’s also the subject of “Incoming” an exhibition by Richard Mosse that has opened at the Barbican.
Still frame from Incoming, Barbican Art Gallery, London. Courtesy of the artist, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York and carlier|gebauer, Berlin.
The documentary photographer uses a powerful telephoto thermal image military camera, capable of accurately identifying human beings within a six-kilometre range, to record narratives of the journeys made by refugees and immigrants as they escape the Middle East and North Africa for Europe.

Due to the camera’s extraordinary imaging processes, the immersive photographs and video installation, depict individuals in a particularly eerie monochrome light. Figures appear ghost-like, unreal even, in footage displayed across multiple eight-metre wide screens.

"Incoming" can make difficult viewing. Many individuals don't even make the whole journey, others end up on the streets or in makeshift camps, but Mosse and his collaborators - cinematographer Trevor Tweeten and composer Ben Frost - are merely highlighting the stark reality of the migration crisis for “Incoming” and should be applauded for doing so.

Details

Venue:
Barbican , Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
Transport:
Tube: Barbican, Moorgate
Opening hours:
Saturday–Wednesday: 10am–6pm; Thursday–Friday: 10am–9pm
Entry fee:
Free
Dates:
February 15 - April 23



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