Souda camp, Chios Island

Souda camp, Chios Island

Souda camp, Chios Island
2017
Idomeni camp

Idomeni camp

Idomeni camp
2016
40.7 x 120 inches
detail of Idomeni camp

detail of Idomeni camp

detail of Idomeni camp
2016
Hellinikon Olympic Arena

Hellinikon Olympic Arena

Hellinikon Olympic Arena
2016
50 x 104.25 inches
Moria in Snow, Lesbos

Moria in Snow, Lesbos

Moria in Snow, Lesbos
2017
35.5 x 120 inches
detail of Moria in Snow

detail of Moria in Snow

detail of Moria in Snow
2017
Tempelhof interior, Berlin

Tempelhof interior, Berlin

Tempelhof interior, Berlin
2016
48 x 92 inches
Burned refugee center, Bautzen, Saxony

Burned refugee center, Bautzen, Saxony

Burned refugee center, Bautzen, Saxony
2016
17.5 x 50 inches
Tel Sarhoun camp, Lebanon

Tel Sarhoun camp, Lebanon

Tel Sarhoun camp, Lebanon
2017
47.5 x 120 inches
Skaramaghas camp, Athens

Skaramaghas camp, Athens

Skaramaghas camp, Athens
2016
50 x 288.5 inches
Krnjaca camp, Serbia

Krnjaca camp, Serbia

Krnjaca camp, Serbia
2017
35.5 x 120 inches
Aarsal, Lebanon

Aarsal, Lebanon

Aarsal, Lebanon
2017
37 x 120 inches
Ventimiglia camp, Italian-French border

Ventimiglia camp, Italian-French border

Ventimiglia camp, Italian-French border
2016
50 x 120 inches
Bekaa Valley, Lebanon

Bekaa Valley, Lebanon

Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
2017
22 x 60 inches
Larissa camp, Greece

Larissa camp, Greece

Larissa camp, Greece
2016
48 x 82 5/6 inches
Chamilo, Greece-FYROM border

Chamilo, Greece-FYROM border

Chamilo, Greece-FYROM border
2016
37.25 x 120 inches
Moria camp, Lesbos

Moria camp, Lesbos

Moria camp, Lesbos
2016
50 x 167.25 inches
detail of Moria camp

detail of Moria camp

detail of Moria camp
2016
detail of Moria camp

detail of Moria camp

detail of Moria camp
2016
Malakasa camp, Greece

Malakasa camp, Greece

Malakasa camp, Greece
2017
15 x 60 inches
Piraeus, Athens, Greece — work in progress

Piraeus, Athens, Greece — work in progress

Piraeus, Athens, Greece — work in progress
2016
40 x 120" approx
Harmanli, Bulgaria — work in progress

Harmanli, Bulgaria — work in progress

Harmanli, Bulgaria — work in progress
2017
30 x 80 inches

Reading heat as both metaphor and index, this project is an attempt to reveal the harsh struggle for survival lived daily by millions of refugees and migrants, seen but overlooked, and ignored by many. By attaching a thermographic camera to a robotic motion-controlled tripod, Mosse has scanned significant sites in the European refugee crisis from a high eye-level, creating densely detailed panoramic thermal images. Each artwork has been painstakingly constructed from a grid of almost a thousand smaller frames, each with its own vanishing point. Seamlessly blended into a single expansive thermal panorama, these images evoke certain kinds of classical painting, such as those by Pieter Bruegel or Hieronymus Bosch, in the way that they describe space and detail. They show the perimeter fences, security gates, loudspeakers, food queues, tents, and temporary shelters of camp architecture, as well as isolated disembodied traces of human and animal motion and other artifacts that disrupt each precarious composition and reveal its construction. Very large in scale, Heat Maps reveal how large groups of refugees are dealt with by our governments, and the conditions in which they are forced to live in the margins and gutters of our societies.