Meet Kickstart artists: Devika Bilimoria and Amias Hanley 💥
Devika Bilimoria and Amias Hanley are an artistic duo based in Narrm/Melbourne that use sound, media and movement to explore relations among bodies, technologies, queerness and ecologies.
In 2021, Amias Hanley was commissioned by Liquid Architecture to exhibit a multichannel audio work at McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery.
Concurrently, Devika Bilimoria was selected for the Emerging Choreographer’s Program at Dancehouse Melbourne to further research their contemporary relationships to Bharatanatyam and improvisation.
Devika and Amias join the 2021 Kickstart cohort alongside Delali Zevon-Aniakwah (ACT), Jocelyn Tribe (NT), Kartanya Maynard (TAS), Rachael Anderson (SA), Ivy Mutuku (VIC), Prue Stevenson (VIC), Elham Eshraghian-Haakansson (WA), Rhanjell Villanueva (QLD) & Re-Right Collective (NSW).
For twenty years Kickstart has worked with early-career artists, inspiring them to create their most ambitious work to date, presented at Next Wave Festival in Melbourne. Alongside our plans for 2022 and beyond, we reconsider and reinvent what our legacy commissioning and artist development program could be.