Colloquium | Joshua Mosley

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 12:00pm

Joshua Mosley

Gestures in Animation

I will give a brief overview of my work in animation and focus on ideas that have emerged in recent projects. I will frame my questions about how film language and human gestures function in stop-motion animation. In the case of my work, the camera motion and puppet performances are highly choreographed and yet also responsive to each other. Because I'm using computers, robotics, motion capture and other technologies to capture, pre-visualize and replay human performances of a hand-held camera, I have found myself becoming more conscious of the act of representing the synthesis of film language and human awareness.

The subjects of Joshua Mosley’s work in animation, sculpture, and photography are focused on human awareness and our understanding of ourselves in relation to other things. Joshua is a recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, the Pew Fellowship in the Arts, and the Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize. His work has exhibited and screened at the 2014 Whitney  Biennial, the 2007 Venice Biennale, the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Schlaulager Museum (Switzerland), the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Museum für Gegenwartskunst (Switzerland), the Art Institute of Chicago, the Wexner Center (Columbus), the Reina Sofia (Madrid), the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Donald Young Gallery (Chicago), the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Fabric Workshop and Museum (Philadelphia), the Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia), the SITE Santa Fe Eighth International Biennial, and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

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