[ISEA97] Artist Statement: Joshua Mosley – Lindbergh, 00 and the Trans-rational Boy

Artist Statement

Ross, a young boy, is riding in a boat watching a perpetual motion machine powered by mice. Ross eats a sandwich and becomes tired. The sound of Charles Lindbergh’s plane awakes an anxiety within Ross and prompts him to wake. The language which is spoken is an imaginary scripted dialect. This piece incorporates both film and 3-D computer animation. The boat, the mechanism, and the mice were constructed from within the computer environment, while the water and the boy were captured on film. Technical assistance from Julie Goldstein, Donghyun Park, Jang Wook Lee & Jamie Raap.

  • Joshua Mosley (U.S.A.) is a graduate student in the Art & Technology Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. International exhibits include: Siggraph Computer Animation Festival ‘9; Milia ’97 — New Talent Pavilion (invited to present multimedia work in Cannes, France); and UFVA ’97 student film festival. Joshua’s digital work has been influenced by his experiences of storytelling via painting, writing,and video.Joshua is currently working as a digital video editor for the AK museum, and is a teaching assis­tant in computer animation and digital video at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).