I was naked, smelling of rain explores wellbeing through the creation of artistic responses to the physicality of weather, dis/connectedness and being ‘alone’ or ‘lonely’.
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?
I was naked, smelling of rain explores the impact of the external physical and social weather on our internal psycho-emotional weather. Aidan Moesby draws from the cultural canon of weather from art, literature and film; social contexts and constructs; and the medical approaches to wellbeing. These influences will inform the production of a series of responsive artworks that create the conditions for a perfect storm for personal, social and cultural conversations around technology, wellbeing and weather. Regardless of digital (dis)connectedness and proximity, we are all physically connected by the weather.
‘A poignant and personal reflection, giving us permission and space to think about our own mental health.’ – Disability Arts Online
‘A spiralling, melancholic metaphor for the loneliness epidemic told through gorgeous descriptions of the weather.’ – A Younger Theatre