Joshua Mosley (MFA Faculty) is Enlightened at the Edinburgh International Festival Opening August 6

Joshua Mosley (MFA Faculty) will participate in The Enlightenments at the Edinburgh International Festival.

"Edinburgh epitomizes the ideals of the 18th century Scottish Enlightenment with its neo-classical beauty and places of learning, law and finance.

Edinburgh also exists as a series of warrens and darker places. The city's enlightenment edifice is built upon a maze of intriguing geological fissures, labyrinthine architecture and iniquitous underworlds.

Against this backdrop of the city and its philosophical history the artworks that make up The Enlightenments offer contemporary observations on subjects including religion, philosophy, superstition, architecture, literature, natural history, the cosmos, scepticism, stoicism and social manners.

Every August, the Edinburgh International Festival transforms one of the world's most beautiful cities, presenting three exhilarating weeks of the finest creators and performers from the worlds of the arts - for everyone.

Edinburgh's six major theaters and concert halls, a few smaller venues and often some unconventional ones too, come alive with the best classical music, theatre, opera, dance and visual art from around the globe.

The atmosphere in the city is something special. The Daily Telegraph said - ‘not just the most thrilling, beguiling, preposterously enjoyable place on Earth; it is also wonderfully addictive.' Or as The Spectator suggested, ‘you can sleep in September'.

Outside the buzz of those three weeks the Festival has a year-round program of education and outreach work, aimed at all ages from primary school pupils to adults."

Festival Dates: August 7 - September 27, 2009

For more festival information, visit www.eif.co.uk

To see more of Joshua's work, visit http://joshuamosley.com

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