In a creative / cultural exchange with Preethi Athreya (Chennai), Amaara Raheem (Black Range) researched and built a museologically inspired ‘collection’ of gestures from handling objects sourced in each of their family homes.
The research weaved 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
The research was primarily a collaboration between Amaara and Preethi, in conversation with dance artist and researcher Paula Kramer (Berlin) and artist and curator Shivanjani Lal (Western Sydney). Amaara and Preethi also explored chorographic scores devised by UK-based artist Amy Vorris from a project called ‘Perch’.
Video: Dancer – Preethi Athreya, Text and Voice – Amaara Raheem
Hero images: Courtesy of Amaara Raheem