Richard Mosse, Incoming, 2017. Three-channel HD video (black-and-white, 7.3 surround sound; 52:12 minutes). Produced in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, 2014–16. Co-commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne and Barbican Art Gallery, London. Courtesy t he artist; Jack Shainman Gallery, New York; and carlier | gebauer, Berlin. Installation view, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, 2019. Photo by Charles Mayer © Richard Mosse
Richard Mosse’s three-channel film Incoming, on view in When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art, depicts scenes from the mass migration of people from the Middle East and Northern Africa into Europe. Rather than using traditional film equipment, Mosse employs a military-grade camera that detects body heat long-range, creating a surreal black-and-white effect. Hear him discuss this striking work and other projects with Eva Respini, Barbara Lee Chief Curator.