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

Below is a short clip from the interview. Click “read more” for the full interview. Also on the jump page, a YouTube audio/slide show.

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This episode is edited by Peter Crimmins. The music is by Eric Biondo. The slide show is edited by artblog Intern Alison McMenamin. 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 and for sharing artblog radio episodes on the arts & culture page of their community news site You can subscribe to artblog radio on iTunes


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