I was naked, smelling of rain: Performance Aidan Moesby | Postponed

Image courtesy & copyright Aidan Moesby, I was Naked Smelling of Rain.

In light of recent developments regarding COVID-19 we regret that we have taken the decision to postpone this event. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused, please see our website & social media for updates, these will also be sent via our mailing list.

How does the weather affect your emotions? How might this change with the influence of climate change?

In this live performance of I was naked, smelling of rain, artist Aidan Moesby explores the impact of the external physical and social weather on our internal mental health and wellbeing. In the midst of the climate change and mental health crises, Aidan proposes that we’re the most connected ‘on demand’ generation, yet we seem to have lost touch with who we are and where we fit in the world.  Through audio, film and installation, Aidan considers how regardless of digital (dis)connectedness and proximity, we are all physically connected by the weather.

Aidan Moesby’s work is ​situated at the intersection of visual arts, wellbeing and technology. Concerned with the weather as metaphor, both the real ‘physical weather’ we experience and our ‘internal weather’, Moesby has worked, exhibited and curated nationally and internationally working with partners such as Dundee Contemporary Arts, Newcastle University, NSUN, WIP: Stockholm, The Tetley, DASH, New Media Scotland, NHS24, ANAT, Watershed, Axis Web and The Sick of the Fringe. 

This event is delivered by independent curator and researcher Linda Rocco as part of a wider programme marking 200 years since Antarctica was first sighted. Celsius forms part of Mansions of the Future’s Lincoln Live season and Antarctica In Sight – a UK wide cultural programme of activity supported by the UK Antarctica Heritage Trust. This series of talks, workshops and performance will explore the groundbreaking intersections of arts and STEM subjects with a focus on climate change and the uniquely precarious position of Antarctica in today’s sociopolitical climate. The week long programme will feature contributions from artists Rhine BernadinoLula MebrahtuAidan Moesby and Josefina Nelimarkka.

This project is part of Mansions of the Future’s Lincoln Live programme March – November 2020 (Season extended in response to COVID-19). Departing from Lincoln’s rich entertainment and theatre history, Lincoln Live features new commissions which exist at the intersections of disciplinary boundaries. The season is a celebration of performative ventures that stand resolutely marginal to both the history of English theatre and the often exclusive, disciplinary rhetoric of contemporary performance art.

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