Richard Mosse: Incoming
How to have empathy and imagine the lives of other people? Why is this so important in the face of the refugee crisis? These are some of the most important questions raised by Richard Mosse’s installation Incoming. Through Incoming, Richard Mosse looks at how we see the victims of the refugee crisis, people who are exiled, displaced and migrating. The artist uses military technology whose primary function is to dehumanise people, but in his hands the weapons-grade thermal camera becomes a tool to create empathetic imagination. “First, we need to imagine we’re in the other person’s place,” suggests Mosse. Incoming is created in collaboration with composer Ben Frost and cinematographer Trevor Tweeten. The installation is open throughout the festival, and is not included in the festival pass.