Serpentine Pavilion 8 October 2022, 8pm Price: £8, £6 conc.

An epistolary reading by Himali Singh Soin accompanied by drummer David Soin Tappeser on the gongs, with healing dismantlements by Leila Sadeghee.

The performance installation will form a landscape of speculations and reflections about nuclear culture, porosity, leakages, toxicity and love, spiritual-scientific entanglements, environmental catastrophe and geopolitical faultlines.

Part of Singh Soin’s ongoing Back to Earth project commission Static Range, a series of energetic transmissions emanating from a historical spy-story in the Indian Himalayas.

Important Information

The performance includes healer Leila Sadeghee who will move through the space offering therapeutic energy to audience members with light touch physical adjustments to the back or shoulders. If you are happy to receive her touch, a silver sticker handed out by a member of staff will signal your consent. Please note that all participation is voluntary – please come and speak to a member of staff (identifiable by lanyard) if you have any questions or concerns.

Artist biographies

Himali Singh Soin

Himali Singh Soin is a writer and artist based between London and New Delhi. She uses metaphors from outer space and the natural environment to construct imaginary cosmologies of interferences, entanglements, deep voids, debris, delays, alienation, distance, and intimacy. In doing this, she thinks through ecological loss, the loss of home and seeking shelter somewhere in the radicality of love. Her speculations are performed in audio-visual, immersive environments.

David Soin Tappeser

David Soin Tappeser is a drummer, composer and performance artist based between London and New Delhi. His practice revolves around experimentation, improvisation and the manipulation of time through rhythm. He plays with the thin place between structure and serendipity to traverse multiple time zones and to code narratives that would otherwise be unspeakable. His approach to the drum set puts strong emphasis on the aesthetics of tone, sound and dynamics and is influenced by long periods of time spent in India, Italy, Nepal, and Mexico.


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