Philadelphia artist Joshua Mosley uses stop-motion animation to explore communication and the ways in which technology complicates it. He presents recent work, including Dread (2007). Installed at the fifty-second Venice Biennale, the work is a morality play in which the worlds of thought, imagination, and the subconscious are conjured and easy conclusions are forestalled. An animated photographic forest is the background against which two characters—French philosophers Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Blaise Pascal—hold a conversation on the relationship between God-given natural order, free will, and the human and animal conditions.
In the Film exhibition Modern Mondays
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