For the artist, places and moments carry with them particular atmospheres and spatialised emotions that do not belong to a subject. These emotions come from outside, from that environment and its atmosphere. Starting from this assumption, Moccia’s research on Solitude also focused on how this emotional state and its perception in contemporary society is shaped by the political and social structures in which we live. Contrary to common opinion and pandemic rhetoric, in Rebecca Moccia’s research, loneliness emerges not as a psychological problem of the individual, but as a shared and collective feeling that permeates western societies.
Loneliness can lead to physical and emotional stress, causing fatigue and inflammation. However, Moccia’s research and works note that if the world were to acknowledge the political significance of loneliness, it has the potential to be transformed into the warmth of a shared community, united in their struggles, albeit invisible.