Artist Projects

The Living Book


Erin Cosgrove

The Living Book combines live action and animation to describe a couple’s bickering attempts to account for all of human culture, post-apocalypse, as their own memories fail them. Partly inspired by the Doukhobors’ (a seventeenth-century Christian sect in Poland) Living Book, Cosgrove’s film also draws on such diverse source material as string-theory, science fiction and religious history. Meditative and humorous, the film confronts its overtly broad theme within the frame of an ongoing argument between two lifetime intimates.

Project Updates

  • 2010: Cosgrove completes three parts of The Living Book, each of which can stand alone will also be folded in to the final project