Josh Mosley, the thinking-man’s animation artist–on Artblog Radio

Roberta and Libby interview Joshua Mosley in this 13-minute podcast for Artblog Radio.

Joshua Mosley’s animations are often of anti-heroes puzzling out the challenges of what it means to be human and to think. Charming and challenging all at once, his videos were shown at the 2007 Venice Biennale and in museums around the world. Here in Philadelphia he has shown at the ICA and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The work begins with a real world presence–sculptures and drawings. But then the animations go into the computer. As in his videos, in conversation he rarely grabs for easy answers.

Joshua Mosley in his studio at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is chair of the Fine Arts Department

This episode is edited by Peter Crimmins. The music is by Eric Biondo. Thanks to the Knight Foundation for helping us get the ball rolling on this project. Thanks also to J-Lab‘s Enterprise Reporting Fund and William Penn Foundation for additional support and to our partner WHYY NewsWorks for their ongoing support. You can listen to Artblog Radio on Apple and Spotify.