Aidan Moesby

Aidan Moesby is a visual artist and curator whose work increasingly explores civic and personal wellbeing. His practice is based around research and response, much of which is underpinned through conversations. These may be real, overheard, visual, imaginary or even virtual. He works extensively within arts and health, especially where art, technology and wellbeing intersect.

Moesby uses the weather as point of reference which connects everyone and uses this as a means to explore issues such as community, isolation, connectivity, through creative processes. His work is at the forefront of wellbeing and climate change.

Recent work has included producing large scale installations for festival incluind immersive environments and interactive light installations. He regularly exhibits in gallerys and undertakes residencies both nationally and internationally. Aidan

Moesby is currently a residenct at Pervasive Media Studio, Watershed, Bristol.

  • Image © Aidan Moesby

    Between Stillness and Storm

    Illuminated Weather balloons in the evening, responding to the sunshine during the day.

  • Image © Aidan Moesby

    Sagacity: Dundee Feels Hard Screen

  • Image © Aidan Moesby and Pum Dunbar

    Fragmenting the Codex: Connected Masks

  • Image © Aidan Moesby

    Fragmenting the Codex: Language Meaning

  • Image © Aidan Moesby

    Sagacity: Periodic Table Print

Moesby was selected as Salisbury International Arts Festival first Disability Associate in 2016. He audited the festival, venues, programmes and the organisation itself within a disability context. As part of this he curated and created a series of interventions, installation and provocations. His evaluation will inform how the Festival develops its future strategic approach to disability.

He was selected to participate in Tu Fewn programme to address the shortage of disabled curators in wales. As a curator he explores the areas of wellbeing and weather in its broadest sense - the real physical weather, our internal weather and weather as a metaphor.

Contact details

Aidan Moesby
Artist

Top Floor, Swineburne House, Swineburne Street. Gateshead.NE8 1AX

Productions

Between Stillness and Storm

Duration: Installation
Number of people on road: 2-3 people
Freight: Freight necessary

Freight details:

Exhibition consists of several installations, mixed media and audio. Work would need to be ‘crated’ and couriered.

Description

Between Stillness and Storm creatively repurposes the sculptural and kinetic forms of weather-sensing equipment such as balloons, anemometers and solar panels. Responding to the changing weather conditions of the site, this interactive and intergenerational work generates audio and visual responses that form a meditation on states of wellbeing, both ecological and human. 

Sagacity

Duration:
Number of people on road: 2 people
Freight: No freight necessary

Freight details:

Description

Sagacity is an art installation that set out to measure the emotional mood of a city — Dundee — through social media, texts, news coverage and more. Moesby took this data and developed a ‘periodic table’ of emotions, with an electronic interface that presented an ever- changing picture of the feelings of the city. This exists as a live digital projection and print. This can be set to monitor a city, an event, a building etc.

Extra information

An HD screen or projector and Computer are required to display the ‘live’ status of ‘feeds’

The Daily Compulsion

Duration:
Number of people on road: 2 people
Freight: No freight necessary

Freight details:

Description

The Daily compulsion is a fictional newspaper with daily changing headlines on advertising ‘A’ Boards. This is a location responsive work with respect to language and attitudes to cultural issues (disability) and reflected in the Headlines. ‘The Bureau of Audience Discrimination’ - a performative intervention - can accompany this work.

Wrap-around work

As a writer, trainer, lecturer, arts in health consultant, artist and curator Moesby can offer a variety of wrap-around work including:

 

  • Facilitate events around the installations - conducting curated events to include a broader non-arts audience around the subject matter. 
  • Run training workshops around wellbeing, mental health and climate change 
  • Facilitate art workshops and participate in panel discussions around mental health, wellbeing, 
  • Lead training in issues around disability and equality, arts and health and curating.