Alongside Kerry Harker and Claire Irving, Jason Hird and Aidan Moesby are Directors of the East Leeds Project CIC from 2020 to 2022.
Jason is a thinker, do-er, dancer and a clown. He has worked as the Institute for Crazy Dancing since 2004, creating and producing participatory public art in the form of site-responsive performance, installations and journeys. He sometimes collaborates with other companies and individuals on performance, design, writing, devising, conversation and consultancy projects. In these current Covid times he is wondering deeply about concepts of nurture and what to do next…
Aidan Moesby is a disabled curator, artist and writer based near Newcastle upon Tyne. He explores civic and personal wellbeing through a body of work that is at once playful, intimate, questioning and deeply human. Aidan’s practice is socially engaged, rooted in research, response and conversation and working extensively in the spaces where art, technology and wellbeing intersect. A resident at Pervasive Media Studio, Watershed, Bristol he increasingly makes large scale, tourable works. An interest in the relationships between the outer physical weather and internal psycho-emotional weather underpins his curatorial investigations of the dual crises of climate change and mental health.
Aidan is currently Associate Curator at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art [MIMA] in partnership with DASH Arts, within a programme that seeks to increase the representation of disabled curators. He works across mainstream and disability contexts to promote diversity and equality within the visual arts, regularly facilitating and participating in discussions and events.
Recent partners nationally and internationally have included Dundee Contemporary Arts, Lumiere (Durham), Culture for All (Helsinki), Australian Network for Art & Technology, ARC (Stockton) and Laboratorio Arte Alameda (Mexico City).