Incoming was made with advanced surveillance technology in Libya and Syria.

Following their collaboration on 2013’s provocative video installation The Enclave, Ben Frost and artist Richard Mosse are preparing to unveil a new project at the Barbican in London.

The Icelandic composer will provide the score for the multi-channel sound and video installation, titled Incoming, which subverts surveillance technology to comment on the unfolding refugee crisis in Europe.

Mosse, who won the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize in 2014 for his politically charged, psychedelically hued shots from the Democratic Republic of Congo, created the installation with advanced new thermographic weapons and border imaging technology which can register heat at a distance of 30km. Mosse used the camera, which is classified as part of an advanced weapons system, against its intended purpose to record footage off the coast of Libya, in Syria, the Sahara and the Persian Gulf.

The installation runs from February 15 to April 23 at Barbican Curve. Entrance is free.

Frost and Richard Mosse most recently worked together on a 2015 Channel 4 documentary, Bombing Isis, for which they were embedded on a US aircraft carrier.

Frost has also returned to Fortitude, the Sky 1 thriller set in the Arctic, to compose music for the second series. Watch the trailer below.

Can we expect a follow-up to Frost’s A U R O R A LP in 2017? The signs are good. Read our interview with Frost about the black holes and bioluminescence that inspired his previous full-length.



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