“Photojournalism has contributed to making refugee movement, particularly across Europe, an intensely visual domain.”
4x45 is an innovative series of commissioned academic lectures and interviews, captured on film, providing a range of perspectives on a topic, theme or practitioner. Each volume, comprising four chapters, is hosted on Digital Theatre+ and published in print by Routledge.
In this lecture from Volume Three, ‘Performance and Migration’, Emma Cox of Royal Holloway, University of London, considers how artists might engage with one of our era’s most defining and complex issues - refugee movement - through an in-depth analysis of Richard Mosse’s video installation Incoming. With reference to works by leading scholars such as Una Chaudhuri and Judith Butler, Cox analyses how the refugee crisis interlocks with the larger global issues of climate change and military engagement.