BBC New Creatives: Embracing Wild Waters

  • Mattie O'Callaghan

This audio project is a poetic immersion into wild, cold waters that seem to at first bring pain and darkness. Yet, by embracing them we can find joy and deep connection to our bodies and environments. The sea is symbolic of my own personal experiences of hypermobility syndrome, body-image, and mental health. For ignoring uncomfortableness and pain, has led to us controlling our bodies to serve society’s expectations, and dominating the natural environment to serve society’s needs. Only by accepting ourselves, can we become more in tune to treat each other and our environments with more respect.

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    Arts Council England

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    BBC Arts/Calling the Shots

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      BBC Arts

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