Kilkenny-born artist Richard Mosse’s new video installation Incoming, which features at the Butler Gallery until 29th August as part of this year's Kilkenny Arts Festival, was made in response to the ongoing migration crisis in the Mediterranean - click above for a selection of images.
In creating it, Mosse employed a highly specialized surveillance camera designed for military use that captures images by detecting thermal radiation, including the heat of a human body, from more than eighteen miles away.
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Exposing the intimate stories of these refugees while providing a veil of privacy, the work isolates the plight of individuals while rendering them emblematic of humanity.
Made in collaboration with composer Ben Frost and cinematographer Trevor Tweeten, Incoming is an immersive experience that asks urgent questions about the ways in which the West tends to think or not think, about refugees.
Incoming is at Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, until August 29th - find out more here.