Joshua Mosley’s A Vue employs a combination of hand-drawn, computer-generated, and stop-motion techniques to investigate philosophical topics that emerge from everyday situations. Its narrative focuses on a park ranger and his interaction with a woman who works for a fiber-optics company. The term “a vue” is used in rock climbing to describe an ascent without prior knowledge of the route. As such, it serves as a powerful metaphor for the unpredictable life paths of the characters within Mosley’s film.
Joshua Mosley was born in 1974 in Dallas, Texas. He received an MFA in Art and Technology from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1998. Employing diverse methods from computer animation to hand-drawn and stop-motion techniques, Mosley’s films explore elemental themes in human existence such as confrontation with nature, the complexities of communication, and journeys into the unknown. Mosley’s work has been exhibited in solo shows at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. His work was also included in the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007. Mosley lives and works in Philadelphia.