Our residency artist for December, Aidan Moesby is a British artist, curator and writer. At the intersection of the visual arts, wellbeing, and increasingly, technology, he uses the locations he occupies as a ‘Live Laboratory’ to research, develop, test and make work. Site or context-specific interventions serve as catalysts for a socially-engaged conversations and personal or communal explorations.
He works within various contexts – his work is equally likely to be found beyond the gallery as within it. His practice includes Disability Arts and mainstream representation, as a visual artist and curator. Within arts and health, Moesby is particularly interested in mental health and well-being including the wider contexts of disability and diversity. Moesby is also concerned with language: literally in text-based pieces, objects as metaphor and the emotional and psychological language of spaces and location.
He has worked, exhibited and curated nationally and internationally and regularly participates in panel discussions, presents at conferences, guest lectures, trains and facilitates groups and discussions.
During his residency period in Ii, Moesby is holding workshops at the local libraries exploring the weather as metaphor, both the real ‘physical weather’ we experience and our ‘internal weather’. The workshops are held on 12 December, at 2-4PM in Kuivaniemi library and at 5-7PM in Ii main library.