Richard Mosse, The Enclave, The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, will be exhibiting Irish contemporary artist Richard Mosse’s The Enclave, an immersive, six-screen video art installation commissioned for the Irish representation at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. The visceral and moving work was filmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo using 16mm colour infra-red film, which captures otherwise invisible parts of the spectrum. The resulting imagery in Mosse’s work is hallucinatory and dream-like with the usual greens of jungle and forest replaced by shimmering violet. The Enclave depicts a complicated, strife-ridden place in a way that reflects its complexity, using beauty as a strategy to combat the wider invisibility of a conflict that has claimed so many. October 2015-January 2016.