Whitney Biennial 2014

Solo en Inglès

Kids can hear directly from artists as they talk about the thoughts, processes, and ideas behind their work in the 2014 Whitney Biennial.

NARRATOR: Artist Joshua Mosley talks about his video.

JOSHUA MOSLEY: What I've made is an animation . . . that has two players. They're playing a game called jeu de paume. One player serves it. It has to bounce off of the roof and along the roof, and then the other player receives it. They play out the points.

NARRATOR: To make this video, the artist first created a model of a tennis court. It was about 4 feet high, 5 feet wide, and 12 feet long. He crouched in this tiny room for four months, moving a puppet a tiny bit, taking a photograph and then moving it again and taking another photograph—a process called stop motion animation. He even has an invisible armature, which holds the puppets so that they can jump or turn in the air. 


Joshua Mosley, _Jeu de Paume_, 2014. Video, color, sound; 3 minutes. Collection of the artist