Free event, booking required | BSL interpreted
Life is complex.
And I don’t just mean the way all those amino acids, vitamins, sunlight and stuff come together to create life, I mean ‘life’ is complex. Sometimes just getting out of bed is enough complexity for one day. But then there’s all that life maintenance stuff too – the bills – cooking – washing dishes – all that kind of stuff.
Sometimes it’s just all too complex – all too much.
I was Naked, Smelling of Rain is a heartfelt, life affirming story-telling experience exploring absence, presence, loneliness and dis/connectedness through the lens of weather, climate change and wellbeing.
We are at a critical point of the climate change and mental health crises. We are the most connected ‘on demand’ generation yet seem to have lost touch with who we are and where we fit in the world. We mediate our life through technology and screens. Are we ever truly where we are and present?
Followed by post show Q&A with Aidan Moesby
Aidan Moesby is an artist, curator and writer who explores civic and personal wellbeing through a body of work that is at once playful, intimate, questioning and deeply human. His practice is a socially engaged one, rooted in research and response – in conversation of many kinds. He works extensively within arts and health and has a particular interest in the spaces where art, technology and wellbeing intersect. Aidan regularly curates and participates in events and discussions which centre these ideas.
Written and performed by Aidan Moesby and presented in association with MAYK. Original Direction and lighting design by Daniel Bye, set design by Daniel Bye and Aidan Moesby and music composed by Duncan Speakman.
Development supported by Arc Theatre and Pervasive Media Studio, Bristol. Funded and commissioned by Arc, Unlimited and Arts Council England.
This event is part of BEDLAM Arts and Mental Health Festival, a celebration of the arts, mental health and wellbeing with a specially curated programme of performances and commissions to encourage discussions and reduce stigma around mental health.
You can see Aidan Moesby’s BEDLAM and MAC Co-Commission 'I feel the changing of the seasons' in MAC’s First Floor Gallery as part of The Butterfly Effect exhibition.