In Conversation: Amaara Raheem with Kimberly Phillips with performance installation by the artist

Mon 20 Jun 2016 7PM

Burrard Marina Field House Studio, 1655 Whyte Avenue, Kits

Join Access Gallery and the Contemporary Art Gallery at the Burrard Marina Field House Studio for a conversation about anticipation, imagination with a performance installation by the artist.

Amaara Raheem is 'Twenty-Three Days at Sea’s' fourth artist-in-residence. A Sri Lankan born dance artist, based between Melbourne, Australia, and London, UK, Raheem’s practice places her own body in fluid states to investigate the aesthetics and ethics of mobility. Raheem departed for Shanghai on the MV Hanjin Geneva on April 19, and upon her return from Asia in May CAG is hosting her at the Burrard and a a Field House to process the experience and produce her work.

At this event, Raheem and Access Director/Curator Kimberly Phillips will converse about the role of anticipation and imagination in her preparations for the residency voyage, and Raheem will perform a new work in response to her time at sea. Informal reception to follow.

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Amaara Raheem is a Sri Lankan born dance artist, based between Melbourne, Australia, and London, UK. Placing her own body in fluid states Raheem’s practice investigates the aesthetics and ethics of mobility, by playing with equivalence and rupture. Based in the School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University, Raheem collaborates with designers to make movement as objects. She is interested in creating spaces, from, in, of the body, so that we can question the coherence of systems we create to ‘know’ the world around us and to shift our place, more often than not from the centre of things to the shore-lines, where liquids and solids meet tidal forces; to disturb and devolve the status quo.


Other Events:

Sound Walk with Elisa Ferrari

Thursday, July 7, 2016, at dusk


Please RSVP to info@accessgallery to participate in this event


Twenty-Three Days at Sea: A Travelling Artist Residency is produced by Access Gallery in partnership with the Burrard Arts Foundation and the Contemporary Art Gallery. Partial sponsorship of the sea voyages is graciously offered by Reederei NSB, assistance in Asia by China Residencies and Art Contraste, and at the Port of Vancouver by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. Access is grateful for the ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the British Columbia government through the BC Arts Council and BC Gaming, the City of Vancouver, and our donors, sponsors, members and volunteers.

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