Friday, September 24, 2010

The colour of words

Richard Mosse, La Vie En Rose, North Kivu, Eastern Congo, 2010

"The subject of my work in Congo is the conflict’s intangibility, the irruption of the real beneath the generic conventions - it is a problem of representation. The word ‘infra’ means below, what is beneath. A dialogue about form and representation is one of the work’s objectives, so I don’t think it’s a bad thing if people get hung up on the way Congo has been depicted, rather than what is being depicted. That’s the point, really."

Spectacular interview with
Richard Mosse on Conscientious, where the artist shows how not only he is one of those who are shaping today's photography, but that he can also give us beauty through words.

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