Research Residencies

Amaara Raheem

Research Residency


In a creative / cultural exchange with Preethi Athreya (Chennai), Amaara researches and builds a museologically inspired ‘collection’ of gestures from handling objects sourced in each of their family homes.

The research  weaves these lines of enquiry:

  • exploring critical questions of our attachment to the things that define our identity, our sense of place
  • documenting how the concept of ‘inheritance’ can build future worlds, particularly post-pandemic


During a two-week residency at each artist’s home in August 2021, Amaara and Preethi explored processes of homing, place-making, developing a shared language of scores and objects, reading various texts and compiling references, writing individually and collaboratively, supported by UK based dance-artist Amy Voris through somatic/choreographic scores delivered via audio.

Images: Courtesy of the artist.

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