The Re-enactors: The Walking Reading Group
Amaara Raheem and Zoe Scoglio
Presented by Arts House as part of Housewarming
Fri 16 Apr: 4.00-6.00pm
Sat 17 Apr: 4.00-6.00pm
Meet at Arts House. This work takes place whilst walking off-site.
This work is suitable for adults who are able to walk outdoors, in most weather, for 1.5 hours. Participants will be asked to read a series of texts prior to attending.
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A lively roaming discussion exploring the theme of care through the streets of North Melbourne.
Amaara and Zoe are The Re-enactors, adapting embodied creative practices that they have come into contact with. For Arts House’s Housewarming project, they re-enact The Walking Reading Group (UK), while meandering through the streets of North Melbourne. They are especially interested in how a practice gets reconfigured into another cultural context and ecology.
The Walking Reading Group asks participants to read a small selection of texts before collectively digesting them. Together we ask, how does reading texts affect the way we see and hear our environment, and how does reading the environment change how we walk and talk together?
Bring comfortable shoes, a bottle of water, willingness to talk to strangers and a curious mind.
About the artists
Amaara Raheem is a Sri Lankan born Australian dance-artist who lived in London, UK for fifteen years. She’s now based between Melbourne and Black Range (rural Victoria). Amaara’s work is shaped by multiple belongings and shifting identities. Her practice of dance includes voice, exploring how sound, song and language enacts a wider mobility.
Zoe Scoglio is an interdisciplinary artist of European ancestry currently living on Dja Dja Wurrung Country in Central Victoria. She is interested in the space of art as a site of collective study and community, engaging somatic practices and the radical imagination towards alternative ways of being and relating.
The Walking Reading Group was originally founded by Ania Bas and Simone Mair in London (2013) – run by Lydia Ashman and Ania Bas (UK).