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This teen-produced interview with Joshua Mosley focuses on the artist's mixed-media installation, dread (2007), which consists of a short animated film and five bronze sculptures that philosophically explores the human necessity to confront and apprehend nature. Mosley's labor-intensive practice combines computer animation, stop-motion animation, digital sound, sculpture, as well as his own music and dialogue. In the film, an animated photographic forest is the background against which two characters--modeled on 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. The work was acquired by MCASD in 2009 and was featured in the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego's exhibition, Cerca Series: Joshua Mosley (May 3, 2008 - July 6, 2008). VIDEO | Director and Editor: Andres Navarrete. Producer: Ross Cummings. Interview: Andres Navarrete. Cinematographer: Erin Bell.