Richard Mosse

The Enclave


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  • 22%video
  • 63%sound
For two years, the Irish film-maker and photographer Richard Mosse travelled in eastern Congo together with cameraman Trevor Tweeten, trailing rebel groups and visiting places plagued by violence and terror. So far, more than five million people have been killed in a civil war that has been raging since the end of the 90s.
“The Enclave” is a film installation that condenses authentic soundscapes and the terrifying, eerily coloured images captured on 16mm infrared film into an uncanny elegy to a nightmare known as war.
When we see tanks driving around and people burying the dead in “The Enclave”, then it is not in the manner of the war reporter’s documentary material, but rather as an artistic, personal approach to this horror. The installation was on show at last year’s Venice Biennale and is now set to screen as an Austrian premiere at musikprotokoll at the steirischer herbst festival.

Produced by ORF musikprotokoll & Kunsthaus Graz
In cooperation with steirischer herbst
In the framework of ECAS – Networking Tomorrow’s Art For An Unknown Future Winner project ECAS Call 2012, working period 2 “Bridging”
  Kunsthaus Graz: Richard Mosse / The Enclave   

Dates and Facts

27/09 – 12/10
Tue – Sun 10.00 – 17.00

Kunsthaus Graz / Space 04

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Admission free




Direction and production Richard Mosse (IR)
Cut Trevor Tweeten (US)
Sound design Ben Frost (AU)