Image: Devika Bilimoria, upcoming masterclass artist (courtesy of the artist)



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Emit and Emulate: Tactility and Digital Space with Devika Bilimoria


Sunday 19th July,  1-3pm. Delivered online. 


Women’s Circus is thrilled to host Devika Bilimoria, a multi-disciplinary artist, for our first virtual masterclass exploring the intersections of digital art and movement. Part of an ongoing series of masterclasses in 2020 led by BIPOC artists.


Physical isolation has accelerated our use, reliance, and entanglement with screen-based communication, distancing us from one another’s bodies. How can tactility and listening with movement-based exploration enhance shared intimacy and connection through screened platforms?


From your home, this live on-line masterclass invites you to investigate tacit meaning-making and gestural embodiment through partner and group exchanges. The class develops from tactile listening techniques to elaborating on gestures with objects and will culminate in a collectively devised movement sequence.


Suitable for both experienced and emerging artists.


  • A functioning communication device with a microphone and camera – phone, computer or ipad
  • To be familiar/comfortable using online video platforms such as Zoom
  • A quiet/ish location for focus
  • A space in front of your device where you can explore full body movement with ease


PLEASE NOTE: As exchanging gestures visually is an important aspect of the class, participation requires showing your face, body and space. Please prepare for whatever makes you feel comfortable and ready to share yourself online.


WHAT TO BRING: Please bring your most favourite/interestingly shaped/textured object (clothing/chair/crockery/stone/trinket…anything you like from your house, large or small), notebook and pen, and it’s helpful but not necessary to have a yoga mat handy.





About Devika Bilimoria


Devika Bilimoria is an artist based in Birrarung-ga/Melbourne who contributes to shifting dialogues of bodies and cultures through dance, performance, image making and interactive installation. Trained in Bharata Natyam and Odissi, film and fine art photography (RMIT), their practice explores live and digital explorations of time, memory, place, and presence. They teach at Photography Studies College and freelance as a photographer while attempting intimacy with the void.Check out Devika’s website here.



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