Research Program

Amaara Raheem

Responsive Research Residency

Interstate artist Amaara Raheem will work with leading neurosurgeon Dr Brindha Shivalingam, based in Sydney, to explore pathways in mobility and migration. Using movement and writing, choreography and performance Amaara will explore the movements of migration, in particular that of both Brindha and herself from Colombo, Sri Lanka to Australia. Alongside this she will begin to investigate the pathways of the brain that allow mobility or in the case of conditions such as Motor Neurone Disease deteriorate to the point of immobilisation.

Amaara shares writing about her processes:


A Self Portrait in July:

Hand Movie, 2017:


Date & Location

Monday 15 May 2017 - Friday 19 May 2017

The Drill Hall