Originally developed for camouflage detection, this aerial reconnaissance film registers an invisible spectrum of infrared light, rendering the green landscape in vivid hues of lavender, crimson, and hot pink. On his journeys in eastern Congo, Mosse photographed rebel groups of constantly switching allegiances, fighting nomadically in a jungle war zone plagued by frequent ambushes, massacres, and systematic sexual violence. Infra offers a fevered inflation of the traditional reportage document, underlining the tension between art, fiction, and photojournalism.
Now based in New York, 32 year old Richard Mosse has already exhibited his work at the Bass Museum of Miami, Tate Modern in London, the Akademie der Künste in Berlin and Kunsthalle in Münich. Infra was presented as part of Dublin Contemporary 2011, as well as in Liverpool, Belfast and Toronto. Richard Mosse has been chosen to represent Ireland at the 55th Venice Art Biennale in 2013.