Phil Cooper - London Camera Operator and Film Maker

R I C H A R D M O S S E | The Enclave

I saw this exhibition in Foam Museum in Amsterdam in 2014 and was completely blown away by it – I’ve somehow only just come across this bit of promotion by art & culture magazine Frieze. The artist Richard Mosse discovered this rare type of 16mm infrared film that Kodak developed for military purposes which – simply put – shows greens as bright pink. He decided to take it to the Democratic Republic of Congo to document the on-going but rarely talked about civil war, and in collaboration with cinematographer Trevor Tweeten and audio composer Ben Frost created the most immersive exhibition I’ve ever been to. Hanging as separate projections, the story of these places slowly unfolds in a kind of visual/audio journey, the two combining in harmony whilst shifting positions around the room. For a much better idea of what I’m trying to describe, watch above!